Asian shares were mixed Thursday, with Samsung Electronics extending losses in reaction to what appeared to be a botched recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.
Samsung plunged 8.04 percent to 1,545,000 won ($1380.40) a share after news that the South Korean tech giant asked its global partners to stop all sales and exchanges of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone and advised users to switch their phones off.
There were reports at the weekend that devices given to customers to replace their fire-prone phones were also catching fire, and Samsung said on Monday that it had adjusted shipment volumes on Note 7s so it could focus on quality control.
More broadly, South Korea's Kospi finished down 1.21 percent, or 24.89 points, at 2,031.93.
In Japan, the Nikkei ended up 0.98 percent, or 164.67, at 17,024.76, likely due to the overnight surge in oil prices and a weaker yen. The dollar/yen was up 0.28 percent at 103.87, from 102 levels last week.
Japanese airbag maker Takata fell 7.47 percent after Wall Street Journal reported late last week that the embattled firm was considering a U.S. bankruptcy filing in order to clear a path for an external investor to rescue the company.
Mainland Chinese markets were positive; the Shanghai composite was up 0.59 percent, or 17.947 points, at 3,066.09, while the Shenzhen composite was up 0.507 percent, 10.303 points, at 2,043.686. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index fell 1.47 percent during Asian afternoon trade.
Australia's ASX 200 closed up 0.08 percent, or 4.369 points, at 4,479.8, supported by a 2.33 percent rise in the energy subindex.