Samsung Electronics Co. asked retailers Monday to halt the sale of replacement models of a popular smartphone, extending the unwanted spotlight on the world's most popular phone maker.
But neither exploding Galaxy Note 7 devices nor just as dangerous replacements are likely to steer customers away, analysts said.
More than a month of headlines and warnings at airports have spotlighted how the phone’s battery can malfunction, causing a fiery blast and unusable charred remains.
The news only got worse last week, with reports of devices that were hastily rolled out as a fix blowing up too. On Monday, the South Korean company...