Allegedly false "exploding Note 7" report causes Samsung to spend extra cash on 3rd party tests
So, naturally, the company was startled when a report from South Korea said that one of the exchanged units has caught on fire. According to the user, the phone was plugged in to charge overnight. After unplugging it in the morning, the Note 7 started smoking and melting. The owner's husband took a short video of the burning phablet and even provided a photo of the box, showing the black square near the IMEI, which should mean that the unit is of the revised, "safe" batch.
Interestingly enough, Samsung had to request the device be handed to it for testing twice before the user finally obliged. In the meantime, the online community in South Korea was passing on the news that the new Notes might not be as safe as promised. After the SGS tests were concluded, Sammy came out with an official stance, revealing the details around the incident, and reiterating that the Note 7s are perfectly fine to use.
source: Joins (Translate) via Android Headlines
This story is part of:The explosive Galaxy Note 7 saga (140 updates)
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