It appears another safe Galaxy Note 7 has exploded

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Samsung reassured its customers that the safe Galaxy Note 7 units that it was handing out as part of the replacement program did not suffer from the same battery issue as the initial batch of its new flagship. The company might find it hard to substantiate that argument if reports of replacement Galaxy Note 7 units exploding keep coming in. Earlier this week we reported on one such incident where the replacement unit exploded on a plane and now there’s a report out of Taiwan claiming that a replacement unit exploded and charred the phone.

A local newspaper report brings us the story of a 26-year-old female named Lai who was walking her dog in the park when her replacement Galaxy Note 7 exploded. The phone was in her back pocket, she first heard a “bang” sound and felt the heat upon which she took the device out of her pocket and threw it on the ground. Lai says that she bought the Galaxy Note 7 when it came out in August and replaced her old unit for a supposedly safe one on September 27.

The newspaper has published pictures of the device as well as the retail box which carries a black dot which is what you need to look for on the box when trying to identify if it’s a safe unit or not. It looks very similar to the Galaxy Note 7 units that have exploded as a result of the battery issue before it.

Consumers’ Foundation of Taiwan has now called on Samsung to suspend sales as well as replacement of the Galaxy Note 7 in the country because continuing to do so would be akin to “sending bombs to customers.” Samsung Taiwan has said in a statement that it’s trying to reach out to the customer to obtain the device so that it can conduct an investigation and find the cause of this incident.

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Vibgyoar
1 year 1 month ago
Vibgyoar

Back pocket? Maybe the Note 7 is likely to suffer internal battery damage leading to short circuit and fire if it is sat on?

Ionut Ciprian
1 year 1 month ago
Ionut Ciprian

Big phone! Tight pockets! Congested parts from inside the phone can puncture the battery (maybe) as it was previously tested in the lab that bending the device can set the battery on fire.
Of course this is not an excuse from Samsung, but I think this battery fix did not entirely solved the problem and our attention is pointed into a wrong direction. It might be a design flow.

Sebastian Shaw
1 year 1 month ago
Sebastian Shaw

i think so
they designed device so tight that internal parts cannot dispate heat
just make removable battery and make device little bit thicker
i mean with all that technology how hard it must be to make device waterproof and removable back

and i dont talking about the galaxy s5 like back i am talking about nano coating sytle waterproofing

they make 3.5mm jack and usb port waterproof so they can do that to battery compartment

i mean how hard it can be

ad44891
1 year 1 month ago
ad44891

Yes, indeed weird… I bet if samsung was start pressing charges for false claims.. I bet this shit would stop overnight!

1 year 1 month ago
Standingo

Samsung’s trying to find her but they can’t? Curious.
And the sticker on the back after 2 weeks?
Strange.

zippsoftware
1 year 1 month ago
zippsoftware

It seems strangely convenient to have the IMEI sticked to the back of the phone after 2 weeks of usage ready for a photo to be taken… Something doesn’t feel right.

ShadowFlare
1 year 1 month ago
ShadowFlare

I don’t take off my IMEI sticker from the back of the phone either. If there is an IMEI sticker, I just slap on the casing and leave the sticker intact. And yes, I happen to be from Southeast Asia living in UK.

PJaya
1 year 1 month ago
PJaya

I did not remove imei sticker for my old samsung tab and current samsung phone already using since march of this year, i let it pull off itself.

Romeokk
1 year 1 month ago
Romeokk

Its quite normal here in East/Southeast Asia where many peo won’t pull off back sticker. Many of us use cases anyway.

william neill
1 year 1 month ago
william neill

It seems to me that everyone is jumping on the bandwagon about the note 7.
It seems convenient when the new iphone is coming out that such a marvellous piece of engineering as the note 7 is having problems albeit isolated incidents .
I noticed that some reports about incidents in the laboratory are made under such conditions in which any phone battery would explode.

Nick2154
1 year 1 month ago
Nick2154

I’m sceptical too tbh. But anything is possible. That said Apple is made in the US where we hear of so many explosions, China has many Android phones that want to be top dog and the latest explosion was where? Taiwan and that’s the home of what again? HTC lol. Anyway I wonder if anyone remember what happened to one plus and others when they first moved to USB type C. Has anyone though there may be a prob affecting the batteries stemming from the port/plug that’s the first ever type C on a Samsung ? Just a thought

jahanmir
1 year 1 month ago
jahanmir

ouch

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