South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported on Monday citing an unnamed source.
The smartphone giant's decision to temporarily halt Note 7 production was done in cooperation with authorities in China, United States and China, Yonhap cited an unnamed source at a Samsung partner firm as saying.
However, Samsung said on Monday it is investigating reports of heat damage issues on new Galaxy Note 7 devices after US carrier AT&T Inc (TN) said it would stop exchanging the device to customers.
“If we determine a product safety issue exists, Samsung will take immediate steps approved by the CPSC to resolve the situation,” Samsung said in a statement.
A Southwest Airline plane was evacuated last week after a Note 7 phone began smoking inside the plane. The family that owned the device said the phone was a replacement device that Samsung has said uses safe batteries.