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Galaxy Note 2 emits smoke in an airplane baggage compartment mid-air

Samsung just can’t seem to catch a break these days. After weeks of negative publicity because of the Galaxy Note 7 recall, it’s now having to look into an incident which happened on Indian airline IndiGo’s flight from Chennai to Singapore earlier this week. India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation has said that passengers on the flight smelled smoke coming out from an overhead baggage bin and alerted the cabin crew. It was later discovered that there was smoke and sparks emitting from a Galaxy Note 2 which was kept inside a bag in the bin.

The regulator said that it had been a suspected fire but IndiGo said that there was no fire. The cabin crew used a fire extinguisher out of caution and then put the phone in a container filled with water. Samsung has acknowledged that it’s looking into the matter, saying that “we are in touch with relevant authorities to gather more information.” The regulator has now said that it’s going to send an advisory to all airlines with a warning to keep all Samsung Note smartphones switched off in flights or avoid carrying the phones on commercial flights completely.

This appears to be the first such report about the Galaxy Note 2 as it’s not believed to have widespread battery defects like the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung released the Galaxy Note 2 back in 2013 and it no longer sells this handset officially.

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hakan021982
hakan021982

sorry can ı fınd orıgınal rom 4.1.1 for note 2

mustaka
mustaka

These things happens always. But since eyes has been focused on Samsung devices, they see all the faults including such very minor ones. How many Note 2’s burned until now? Is there anyone who knows? After 4 years why does just one of them burn suddenly? I can see all types of conspiracy theories here. Some of them very logical. Even the last event. 35 out of millions. Let it be 135. That many is very easy to arrange deliberately too. Add to it the fact that Samsung has many very powerful rivals. Yeah yeah. But I was not paranoid… Read more »

Sizzleboom
Sizzleboom

“Samsung released the Galaxy Note 2 back in 2013 and it no longer sells this handset officially.”

It was released in 2012.

Mind you, maybe this person used an unofficial battery or something.

cwaltham21
cwaltham21

Oh dear seems someone thinks they’re gonna get a modern replacement out of this. I’ve had several note 2’s and never had a single issue. The standard software was a bit dated but nothing the DN4 rom couldn’t fix. Amazing how it’s come to light how many fake stories surfaced about the note7 too. Everyone has a preference but for me Samsung all the way

sedsts
sedsts

I am use Samsung notes from note 2 all series, every time all be ok.

mynamemetallica
mynamemetallica

I’m using Note 2 since day one and that’s october 4th 2012 and till now have been running same battery

Amazing battery life and still serves me with 25% juice by EOD. not sure if apple is really scared with Note 7 quality and hence are throwing all things at media to dent Samsung’s image.

tosbik
tosbik

ow yee

iamnigeloke
iamnigeloke

Well, it came out on local Singapore news including a picture of the damaged phone, but Samsung do not need to bear full responsibility for a phone released four years ago, we are already at Note 7..

naranova7
naranova7

The Note 2 is like 4 years old now. It is no longer Samsung responsibility if it goes on fire. It’s foolish to consider that a Samsung responsibility.

Standingo
Standingo

All this drama starts when you, the media, post news like this.
I know, it’s saturday and you need to post something to win a bit more money with clicks because there are not too many news on weekend.

noenid
noenid

I’m not sure putting a damaged lithium battery into water is the smartest move.

msingh48
msingh48

I am from India and a big fan of Samsung. In india samsung is a market leader. I had used Galaxy s2, s3, s4, s5 & now using note 5. A great journey of tech innovation by Samsung. We all are witness of the truth that how Samsung reached top of the tech world. These news are totally fake.

antonmassoud
antonmassoud

I call BS

sanayp
sanayp

Fake this launched 2012 and samsung sold millions nothing happend.

This may use a fake battery only the owner knows.

This is just to get money.

I should say samsung should stop exchange and let the devices blow up in front of their small faces so they learn a lesson

benlol98
benlol98

Reading all these news give me the feels that certain people are trying to wipe Samsung out completely. Do you not know the existence of Samsung plays a crucial role in the smartphone market? This is because having Samsung brings a lot of benefits, even to its competitors! Having them in the smartphone market creating perfect competition is what that brings innovation and lower prices! If Samsung is gone, other brands will definitely raise prices and in the end consumers will suffer.

KISHORE4G
KISHORE4G

i feel other oems are taking advantage of this situation to spread negative reviews amng samsung..i use samsung fones for more than 6years from acr galaxy ace to my note 4..i dont have any issues with samsung its perfectly crafted unlike other shit named 6 r 7.last year when apple faced bend gate they r nt ready to replace their phones but now our company has replaced over a million phones for just few faulty one.. this is what the main diff bw samsung and apple.. customer is imp for samsung only money is imp for apple.. but these ppl… Read more »

johnreader
johnreader

I bet it was some 3rd party battery from China or years old and used with dodgy battery charger

Tokher
Tokher

Don’t you read these kinda news and say what the Hell.
Even Note 7 Battery Explosion 26 news was fake.
So now people started to tell us from everywhere that every device is exploding. Like what the Hell.
I am Samsung User for years no problem with battery so far.
So what is it that people are thinking that Samsung will Replace your Note 2 and Give you new safe Note 7.
What the Hell is that.

ShadowFlare
ShadowFlare

That Note 2 could be using 3rd party battery… or the battery is old and used for years without replacement.

pedrinho1977
pedrinho1977

This is one of the problems of being able to replace the battery people buy cheap 3rd party batteries
then this shit happens if in fact was because of a third party battery we don’t know.
I mean everything has it’s pros and cons but cannot please everyone.

Thuglyf
Thuglyf

Note 2 was launched in 2012 not 2013