A Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone, pictured after its battery exploded. Samsung’s recall of the phones is to cost a reported US$2 billion. Photo: AFP

Why Samsung’s recall of Galaxy smartphones threatens its universe

As exploding batteries force recall of flagship phone, can a rising star rethink company’s business model to prevent an even bigger bang?

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A Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone, pictured after its battery exploded. Samsung’s recall of the phones is to cost a reported US$2 billion. Photo: AFP
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