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Lab test pictures show the Galaxy Note 7 combusting in spectacular fashion

We are all well aware now of the Galaxy Note 7’s tendency to explode. Samsung sprung into action last month when it announced the recall and kicked off the replacement program. However, troubling reports continue to pour in. Just a few days ago it was reported that a replacement Galaxy Note 7 deemed safe exploded just as countless unsafe units have before it leading to a federal investigation into an incident with some believing that if issues persist Samsung might have to issue a second recall. We’ve seen images of the aftermath and now a lab test conducted on the Galaxy Note 7 shows us just how spectacularly the handset burns when the battery fails.

These images come from the Applied Energy Hub battery laboratory in Singapore where researchers applied pressure on a fully charged Galaxy Note 7 to ascertain how much pressure it can withstand before combusting. The pressure was gradually increased in this stress test to see how long the Galaxy Note 7 could hold up, once that limit was reached the handset went up in flames completely and burned to a crisp on the test bench. It’s unclear whether this was a recalled or a replacement unit.

To be fair, one has to compare how much pressure the Galaxy Note 7 held up to before combusting with that of its rivals to ascertain whether a structural flaw in the device can be blamed as well. Any device can meet a similar fate if it’s exposed to pressures beyond what it’s made to withstand because lithium batteries tend to behave in this manner when they’re punctured and the internals come in contact.

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mean-machine
mean-machine

We all know that obesity is a real problem in the USA. Similarly to the press, some owners with excess weight put their phones in back pockets already putting lots of pressure on the phone… Now, when they sit down their sheer weight causes the phones to explode. I think Note 7 should be advertised as phone only for fit people lol

stephenboyo
stephenboyo

People should stop defending the Note 7. Yes it could have been the best phone of the year however it has turned out to be a Trojan Horse and a lethal weapon, that can explode with out warning. What Note 7 apologists should understand is that the device can explode randomly and has a higher risk of doing so due to the number of incidents that have occurred. This alone makes it the worst phone of 2016 and a potential health hazard. Best Galaxy Note ever is still the Note 4 with its removable battery and it is aging very… Read more »

rakesh4u19
rakesh4u19

They should have test this on an iphone also so that we will know it is the only note7 that is behaving like this.
Without a comparison this video doesn’t probe anything as we all know that after giving pressure any mobile can be burst like this.

superg05
superg05

wait you mean to tell me it’s not safe putting a device under the strain of a 1000+ pound hydraulic press pressure gasp people are really coming for Samsung hun must be Apple shareholders doings

Issyman
Issyman

That’s a shame, was really looking forward to the Note 7. Suppose I’ll wait next year.

Vibgyoar
Vibgyoar

Sure, because next year somebody will make a phone that does not explode when crushed slowly.

iceguyver
iceguyver

That is if you puncture the battery! Under normal circumstances the battery should be fine, unless the was a problem during the manufacturing process.

SenorSjon
SenorSjon

Well, it is rumoured that the batteries in the N7 are just too thin.

altenae
altenae

Almost any smartphone with lithium-ion under this pressure will have the same issue.

So what is the point of showing again another note 7 on fire.

Clickbait !!!

glowman
glowman

Lesson: Putting your note 7 inside your rear pocket may cost you your life.

Vibgyoar
Vibgyoar

Actually, you just have to take care first to engage the safety lock on the hydraulic press you stuffed in your rear pocket alongside your phone.