Samsung Galaxy Note 8 facing serious problems
A phablet or a smartphone that runs out of juice should simply be charged and powered on once again, right? Sadly, it looks like some Samsung Galaxy Note 8 users were not able to perform these steps lately, ending up with bricked devices after they shut down because their batteries were depleted.
According to multiple user reports that were picked up by PiunikaWeb, "after their unit ran out of battery or got completely discharged, it did not charge when the charger was plugged in, effectively refusing to get alive again." These failures were reported on Twitter and across quite a few help forums as well.
At first sight, the problem seems isolated, but it also affects devices on Sprint, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile, so it is not limited to a single carrier. Jon Bothe's Twitter message should say it all: "The Note8 is a curse on me. First one lost wireless charging, second one lost wireless charging and now it's completely dead."
Samsung recently issued a statement to Times of India and advised those facing this problem to contact their local Samsung support service. There is no solution to the problem yet, and even though it seems to be something related to the wireless charging feature, trying to charge the handset with a cable does not help, either. The good part is that the Galaxy Note 8 does not seem to blow up like the Note 7 did. At least not yet.