SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission.

Notifications
    News for you

    Exploding Galaxy Note 7 causes $1,400 worth of damage to hotel room

    Phone
    By 

    Last updated: September 7th, 2016 at 08:45 UTC+02:00

    Samsung confirmed the global recall of the Galaxy Note 7 last week. The company said that as of September 1 it received 35 reports from across the globe of the battery in its latest flagship exploding while it was being charged. The first case of an exploding Galaxy Note 7 was reported in Australia a few days after the recall was announced, it ended up causing $1,400 worth of damage to a hotel room that the owner was staying in.

    The owner of this Galaxy Note 7 goes by the username Crushader on Reddit. He explains that this happened when the phone was on the bed and was plugged in to charge overnight. “To me it was an explosion, a small one. It fizzed and then phone pop open, flame and smoke follow, almost had a panic attack sight to see waking up,” he wrote on Reddit, adding that the phone is completely fried and even the SIM or SD card can't be retrieved. He does clarify that the original charge and cable were being used to charge the Galaxy Note 7. The handset charred the bed sheet and carpet when it was whacked down to the floor, Crushader burnt one of his fingers in the process. The hotel estimated the damages were worth around $1,400 and charged him for it.

    Samsung has confirmed that this is one of the first two cases of an exploding Galaxy Note 7 reported in Australia. It has already recalled all 51,060 devices shipped to customers in Australia since the launch. The owner of this device got in touch with Samsung afterwards, they gave him a Galaxy J1 as a loaner until he gets a replacement for the fried Galaxy Note 7, and the company has also said that it's going to cover the hotel damages for him.

    galaxy-note-7-exploded-1
    galaxy-note-7-exploded-2
    galaxy-note-7-exploded-3
    galaxy-note-7-exploded-4

    Source Phone Galaxy Note 7

    You might also like

    Galaxy Note 7 fiasco might have given Oppo an important employee

    Galaxy Note 7 fiasco might have given Oppo an important employee

    Samsung and Oppo recently found themselves competing in the foldable phone market even though they barely operate in the same regions. However, OnePlus is an Oppo subsidiary representing its parent company in the foldable phone segment outside China. OnePlus's first Z Fold-like foldable device called ‘Open' is essentially the same Oppo Find N3 announced for […]

    • By Mihai Matei
    • 7 months ago
    Samsung no longer shies from remembering the Galaxy Note 7

    Samsung no longer shies from remembering the Galaxy Note 7

    Samsung doesn't pretend like the Galaxy S23 Ultra isn't the spiritual successor to the now-canceled Galaxy Note series. The company embraced this identity, and in some of its online stores for key regions, it even dedicated an entire “Upgrade your Galaxy Note” section on Galaxy S23 Ultra landing pages. In this section dedicated to Galaxy […]

    • By Mihai Matei
    • 10 months ago
    Samsung’s tomb of lost features is now looking sadder than ever

    Samsung’s tomb of lost features is now looking sadder than ever

    Samsung has removed a lot of features from its flagship products over the years.

    • By Mihai Matei
    • 3 years ago
    Galaxy S10+ screen protector almost perfectly fits a Galaxy Note 7

    Galaxy S10+ screen protector almost perfectly fits a Galaxy Note 7

    Remember the Galaxy Note 7? The last of Samsung's flagship smartphones with the traditional home button and big bezels met an unfortunate early demise, and the company moved on to the Galaxy S8 and introduced us to the Infinity display, which threw away most of that bezel and the home button for a higher screen-to-body […]

    • By Abhijeet Mishra
    • 5 years ago
    Here’s some explosive news: Galaxy Note 7 just got certified with Oreo

    Here’s some explosive news: Galaxy Note 7 just got certified with Oreo

    Samsung hasn't yet been able to release the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the one flagship it was able to fall back on when the Galaxy Note 7 met its untimely demise, but someone at the company sure had enough time to test Oreo on the discontinued Note 7 and send it to the Wi-Fi […]

    • By Abhijeet Mishra
    • 6 years ago
    Fact or fiction? Galaxy Note 8 has ‘most generous battery capacity’ of any Note series device

    Fact or fiction? Galaxy Note 8 has ‘most generous battery capacity’ of any Note series device

    Now, before you reach for those pitchforks, let me say that the words in the title aren't mine or one of my colleagues' at SamMobile. They come straight from Samsung, or at least from the company's Samsung Members app, from a section on official performance tips for the Galaxy Note 8. And, frankly, if we […]

    • By Abhijeet Mishra
    • 6 years ago