The Galaxy Note 7 recall and discontinuation reportedly cost the company billions of dollars. According to a report published by BGR, some Galaxy Note 8 owners have started taking to online forums to post complaints regarding their handsets. If you experience this issue on your Galaxy Note 8 then you should contact Samsung or the retailer you purchased the handset from.
So I plugged it in and it showed a circle with a lightning bolt, but the red charging LED did not light up.
For the time being the issue doesn't seem to be too widespread, and only appears to be affecting users in the U.S. for the most part, but SamMobile has pulled together numerous forum posts and complaints that suggest this is more than just one or two isolated incidents we're dealing with. I charged overnight and still nothing. Completely dead. Phone still looks brand new because I bought a rugged case for it. It never did. It won't charge.
Users have also complained that just when their battery reached to 0%, Note 8 refused to accept charge or turn on. The whole phone is completely unresponsive to EVERYTHING.
"This particular problem with the Note 8 not turning on is definitely something that we want to get addressed immediately."
As mentioned above, Samsung is now aware of the issues and has stated that "This particular problem with the Note 8 not turning on is definitely something that we want to get addressed immediately". It is recommended that you install the update as soon as you get it. Make sure your device has more than 50 percent battery and is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network. Share your views in the comment box.