Alleged Galaxy Note 7 explodes, sets car on fire on the highway

Alleged Galaxy Note 7 explodes, sets car on fire on the highway

It has been reported that a car caught on fire on a highway in Port St. Lucie, Florida with the owner explaning that the Galaxy Note 7 he was charging in the car had exploded. While this is yet to be officially confirmed by Samsung or the authorities, the information has been repeated by the person who shot the video below.

This is Sharon Cain, a nurse that stopped near the place of the accident to make sure there was no help needed from her. She was told that the unfortunate driver, 55-year old Clifford Samuels, was charging his phone – a Galaxy Note 7 – when he heard a loud pop and the handset blew up.

With videos such as this one, it's easy to see why airline companies and authorities such as New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority have been banning the use or charging of the Galaxy Note 7 while on-board a plane or other transportation vehicle. If you bought a Galaxy Note 7 at launch, you are advised to take it back to where you got it from and wait for a replacement unit, or get a refund as part of Samsung's global recall initiative.


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source: Daily Mail

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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75 Comments

1. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Lol or not,luckily nobody was in the car.I do think the worst selling phone will be the note 7 by Samsung,if will sell!They should forget about it and release the galaxy 8 asap,otherwise the will loose a lot money on the top the have done already opposite to the Apple.Ouuuchhh Samsung!

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2686; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Samsung Executive: "Ladies and gentlemen, Kindly keep your Notes in a bowl of water 24/7 to prevent exploding... That's why we made it Waterproof, Duh..." Anyhow, luckily no one got hurt... G'Day!

9. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

well that person is soo stupid. he deserves it or maybe he deserves more blast!

59. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

U r right, he is stupid, even after knowing the note 7 propaganda, he was charging it in the car.

64. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Seems like he was committing insurance fraud. Hmmm. Phone explodes, I need a new car. ***DING***

10. GreenMan

Posts: 2686; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Alternatively, you can buy Note 7 Aquariums at our retail shops... Show-off your imposing Notes to your friends and colleagues... Available in various colors and themes... Including Finding Note, Finding Galaxy, Note Tale and Big Note special editions... Currently in stock... Cheers!

17. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

GreenMan, You might need to train and improve your sarcasm skills.

65. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You should really stop liking your own comments. Don't you think its coincidence you always have just one like for all your trolling?

15. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Nah! Will rather wait for confirmation by the authorities, before jumping into conclusions. I simply can not go by what the so-called victim says. Ther are many con artists out there who are taking advantage of the Note7 saga to earn free cash from Samaung by intentionally damaging their property using the Note7. I'm not saying it's the case with this report, but it's naïve to just believe any explosion claims. Like the other claim of the Note7 exploding in the hands of a 6-year old, but it later turned out that it wasn't the Note7!

23. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I think its Samsung bad karma. For short charging user on ram and storage. Advertised as 16GB storage but only 11GB is available. I first experience their deception with their windows mobile omega series. Short charge me on Ram and Flash storage space.

25. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Advertised as 16GB, but only 11GB available" That's because the OS' system files do occupy space. Do you expect expect all 16GB to be available?

33. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

No. I talking about being able to account for their number. http://www.modaco.com/forums/topic/296620-what-for-and-why-do-omnia-2-reserved-50-of-it-ram/?page=4 For example I owned a Samsung omnia 2 it advertised as having 256Mb Ram but I was able to use those RAM. For other brand device I am able to account for the storage usage. User usable storage = Formated Capacity - ROM size I can calculated the ones use by Apple and Nexus devices and its quite spot on, I do find Samsung numbers a bit off though no as bad as the Omnia 2 case.

40. tedkord

Posts: 17043; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

First, you're talking about rom, then you're talking about ram. Totally different things. No smartphone, of any brand, has the advertised capacity, even after accounting for the format size and the 1gb = 1024mb conversion because, as someone above stated, the OS takes space.

45. jmonteiro829

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Exactly... was just gonna respond with this. Plus it is no different than a computer. No one ever complains about the OS taking GBs on their computer. Smartphones are just little computers people. Granted they are not using ROM in the same manner but what is available to you is taken up by the OS

62. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Of course, I know the different between ROM and RAM. The point of bring up the RAM is to let you know I have personal bad experience. I do own a Omnia 2 and its struggle to run apps with its actual >100MB despite marketed as the highest RAM model in Windows Mobile 256MB. I just saying that I don't have very positive experience when it come to advertise figure and what's in the exact spec. Despite that, I still bought a Note 2, Note 3, Note Pro 12.2, Tab S 8.4 LTE. I know exactly what I am talking about Android partitions ->http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/android-partitions-explained-boot-system-recovery-data-cache-misc/ Format vs Advertise capacity ->http://www.howtogeek.com/123268/windows-hard-drive-wrong-capacity/ When you account for all the factors, Samsung capacity is still on the lower end. I have nothing personal against them for I accept it for what it is. What's goes around come around! The very essence of karma.

66. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Dude you sound ignorant. Just shutup. Its obvious you dont understand how computers work. So you should just be quiet. You are about as tech smart as a rock.

72. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

So Techie XP1969, this is your best reply? How amusing. Where is the long essay to debunk my claim? This is the type of reply i expect from a fanboy. Are you a Samsung fanboy?

74. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Techie XP1969, what would you do if you have bought a Samsung Omnia 2? http://www.modaco.com/forums/topic/296620-what-for-and-why-do-omnia-2-reserved-50-of-it-ram/?page=1 We have a whole forum dedicated to its low ram problem. So it's a lemon pure and simple. And right now Note 7 is also another lemon. And this fiasco would have done more damage than Apple could ever hope. Personally, my opinion of Samsung does not change as I buy product base on its individual merits and Omnia 2 remain a painful lesson to me and those who own it.

31. willywanta

Posts: 497; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Is this your first experience with a smartphone? OMG!

35. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Believe what you will and I know what I know.

67. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Seems like you don't know shiznit. My device has 4GB of RAM. Roughly 1.5GB is locked and used by the running OS, leaving me the rest. As I install apps that have any types of services, those also run in the RAM. Storage. My device has 64GB of storage. The OS uses roughly 7GB. Before you can store anything a file system is created which locks away part of the storage as a catalog to keep track of what is installed based on the storage size. On a 64GB storage medium, this catalog can be nearly 1GB in size. You obviously don't know about tech or ads. The device has whatever storage it says. What is available to you doesn't need to be advertised. if storage is so important to you, then don't buy a phone with a tiny amount of storage. You sound like the same idiots who complain about battery-life, and buy a phone like an iPhone which has a tiny ass battery for its capabilities. It would be no different than complaining, that you car only holds 5 people, but all 3 of you are so fat, you need the space of 6 people and complain your car is to small. Dude you have the slightest idea of what you're talking about.

73. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

What you say while generally true for modern mobile OS. It's not the case for my Windows Mobile Omnia 2; http://www.modaco.com/forums/topic/296620-what-for-and-why-do-omnia-2-reserved-50-of-it-ram/?page=4 I own several Windows Mobile phones and none has problem running the basic apps except Samsung Omnia 2. If I am the only one facing the problem I could credit it to defensive set but the whole forum of users has that same problem so everyone of us is lying??

57. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

you have no proof that suffering people are doing this for money. Why so much in denial? The note 7 is a hazard and unless you're on ISIS you shouldn't want to have this phone on.

68. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

He doesn't need any. That doesn't mean people don't scam. Even rich people scam. How you think they become rich? he doesn't need proof. The fact is, there are people who do and will take advantage of a situation. Example, if I need or just want a new house. How about I lay a Note 7 on the bed let it charge and just leave the house. Come back my house has gone up in flames. Insurance covers it because its not consider arson, because you can't control something catching on fire if you aren't home. I have a car I dont want to pay for or want a new car. Hey how about I leave an a phone known to explode in the car. Leave it charging hoping it catches on fire. Are you saying there is no one on the world who would do such a thing? Or are you so naive that you think humans are 100 honest. How about this fact - Every news outlet in the USA in all 50 States have reported the issue of the Note 7. It's also been on social media, TV, radio and if you own a Samsung, Samsung has emailed everyone who has recently purchased a Note 7. Your carrier has also emailed you. When I logged in to pay my T-mobile bill, here is a huge banner talking about the recall. You think other carriers haven't done the same? So at this point it is safe to say, everyone who own a Note 7 knows about the issue, unless you live under a rock like dumb ass trolls. So anyone who is still choosing to use their phone, are putting themselves at risk and that includes me. But that doesn't mean someone isnt leaving their phoen someone on purpose so they can get a payday. if you actually THINK people wouldn't do such, then you're an idiot. He doesn't need proof. Just Google Insurance Scams and you will see how many people have tried to do things to get a payout. There were people who purposely crashed cars into things. Have set a business on fire, which was their own business. People have paid other to commit arson and more. I mean please. You do ahve some measure of common sense. Don't you? READ THIS AND WAKE UP -http://www.bankrate.com/finance/insurance/8-extreme-cases-of-insurance-fraud-1.aspx Click on the small thumbnail to see each story. One stated a man killed his own mom when he purposely set his home on fire to collect a $730,000 payout from his insurance. he got bust and is serving 190 years in jail. Remember insurance companies will hire investigators. The owner of the car will be asked if they are aware of the recall. Sure they can lie. But it can be found out. If it is determined that the person left it on purpose, then their claim can be stopped and that person could be jailed. This is America dude. I dont know where you live that people are so honest. After all, on 9/11 the owner of the property of the WTC was willing to have his buildings destroyed for an insurance payout.

75. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Okay can you please say what you just said in 100 words, link included? I stopped reading past your third sentence.

30. willywanta

Posts: 497; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

You have a point. The damage have been done. Even if it heals, it will leave a bad scar on note7 reputation. I wish Samsung would: 1. Re-release the note7 with another big announcement, apologise to the public, and slash the price. 2. FOrget the Note7. Let it die peacefully. Then release the note8 together with s8.

46. jmonteiro829

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

I'm awaiting a steep discount with freebies... otherwise I have a hard time believing people would by this phone no matter how good it is even with a newer/safer battery.

49. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Why have a hard time? Once the replacement units hit the shelves, everything about the Note7 will be top-notch!

69. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Of course you wouldn't. Just like you wouldn't understand how people continue to drive, even if they have been in a car accident, or read millions of stories about them. You wont understand how people can still buy Toyota's even after they lied and denied their car had issues. You wouldn't understand how even though planes crash and have killed lots of people, people still fly. But here I can explain why people continue to do the opposite. Because they all believe that yes those things do happen, but the chances of it happening to me is very slim. In reality they are right. You have a better chance of owning a defective car vs a defective phone. There is more of a chance when you travel by car you will crash vs if you travel by plane. Also, why do you care how peopel spend their money? As long as Samsung fies the issue, what else matteres? if YOU don't want the phone, then don't buy it. Many people will still buy it. I'm one of them. As soon as I can get mine replaced I will. As many iPhone that have caught on fire, electrocuted people and killed people, have people stopped buy them? NO. Your point you attempted to make is so lame. 2.5M phones were shipped. So far we know of 70 cases of an issue with a phone overheating or exploding. Samsung has recalled ALL OF THEM INCLUDING THE ONES SOLD IN CHINA. THEY WILL ALL BE REPLACED WITH NEW UNITS. This solves the physical problem. As many people who have been injured on amusement park rides and even killed, has it stopped people from going? Yes it has stopped some. This type of stuff doesn't happen enough for it to be considered a major issue. This is the first in Samsung's history and will likely be the last. There is a first for everything, Everyone is so focused on the issue, they wont even focus on the fact that the problem is solvable. However you think about it after its been resolved if your choice. Stop worrying about other peoples choices, because I am certainly not worried about yours.

2. Podrick

Posts: 1283; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

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