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Reports of two replacement Galaxy Note 7 units exploding emerge from South Korea

There appears to be no end in sight for the Galaxy Note 7 debacle. This week alone there have been four separate reports of the replacement Galaxy Note 7 exploding in the same fashion as recalled units. Now reports of two new Galaxy Note 7 handsets suffering the same fate have emerged from Samsung’s home market of South Korea. A video has also been posted online which shows one of the handsets emitting smoke.

The video shows the Galaxy Note 7 emitting smoke while it’s lying on a table at a Burger King outlet. An employee wearing protective gloves tries to pick up the device and take it outside. The second unit reportedly caught fire at the Hanwha Eagles baseball park in the central city of Daejeon. Samsung is yet to provide a statement on these incidents, it has previously said that it’s taking all reports of issues with replacement units very seriously.

Following these reports, major carriers in the United States are now allowing customers to exchange their replacement units for any other device in their lineup. Samsung isn’t ruling out a potential safety issue in these units but it hasn’t confirmed anything as yet. If the reports keep coming in and it becomes clear that replacement units are not safe as well, Samsung may have to issue a second recall for the Galaxy Note 7.

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jahanmir
jahanmir

Here’s the solution to avoid blow ups: 1st: don’t use wireless charging pad cuz it causes too much extra heat. 2nd, turn off fast charging in battery/optimization settings….it will still charge quickly but not create unnecessary heat and actually increase your battery’s life span.

viniciusrsouza
viniciusrsouza

I see so many people here writing about chances of people creating plots, but don’t you realize that these new “safe” devices are melting/exploding when NOT CHARGING? The first devices issue was only when plugged, but now this is only happening when NOT CHARGING. Simply any “safe” device didn’t have issues when charging until now. This is clearly something critical and how could be explained? How these devices now are facing this when even not charging? I’m not a engineer (law student here) and the only thing I can image is a project failure. They will need to rebuild it… Read more »

eHoolie
eHoolie

Maybe they should come with a free fire extinguisher?

trap4devil
trap4devil

No smoke at all when phone is dropped to the floor. Interesting.

Fremenos
Fremenos

There is probably something else causing them to blow up. They rushed to get them replaced so it’s time for second round. Someone popped his champagne too soon.

Standingo
Standingo

“Alleged” safe Note 7s.
You should start to change the way you write some news and not taking them as true until it’s a fact.

BarackObama
BarackObama

I think Samsung should probably rename it as Galaxy Napalm 7.

ijazali
ijazali

Oh god is Samsung done for

s2insider
s2insider

Nope. Not Samsung. Just Note 7 is done for because other phones still fine.