Another Samsung Galaxy Note 7 purportedly explodes while charging
posted by Ben R. / Aug 31, 2016, 2:48 AM
The new Galaxy Note 7 has garnered mostly positive reviews since its official unveiling. For features and sheer power, it ticks most of the boxes, and all within a package of undeniable beauty. As Samsung continues to promote its new flagship handset, however, a new and potentially alarming pattern seems to be forming. As you may recall, it was reported last week that a Galaxy Note 7 had exploded while on charge. Here, just a few days later, it would appear that history has repeated itself.
Before we get overly carried away, one key consideration should be made. Where last week's incident was potentially attributable to a third-party microUSB-to-USB Type-C converter — i.e., not through the sole use of official Samsung products — unofficial equipment may also have been culpable once more.
The report from BusinessKorea quotes the purported Note 7 owner's friend as saying:
This statement does indicate that non-Samsung charging equipment may have caused yet another device to burst into flames. With that said, this simply does not look good for Samsung amid such a huge launch, particularly one poised to break sales records.
Shared on Korean social media portal Kakao, the original story has supposedly been deleted. For now, it looks like the device in question has been sent to Samsung for tests, in order to determine what has caused another device to catch fire.
Will these rather concerning incidents stop you from acquiring the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7? Let us know of your take in the comments below.
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Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 31, 2016
First! Using one now and it's awesome! Stay away from third party chargers! Be safe. =)
posted on Aug 31, 2016, 2:55 AM 3
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Note 7's reputation going down everyday.
posted on Aug 31, 2016, 2:56 AM 8
Oh so now you notice the problems.
posted on Aug 31, 2016, 10:47 AM 0
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While there be a problem with N7 safety it should also concern you least since it's never going to be your problem. I will be more concern with touch disease for your iPhone 6 if Apple prevail on not fixing the problem.
posted on Sep 01, 2016, 3:01 AM 0
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wtf my note 7 is one of these cases! T-Mobile and using the Samsung original charger...my port on my phone melted partially before i let it blow up or god knows what would of happened
posted on Aug 31, 2016, 2:56 AM 5
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posted on Aug 31, 2016, 2:59 AM 2
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Wtf. Have you contacted Samsung already?
posted on Aug 31, 2016, 4:16 AM 2
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well of course...im not wasting 900$ on a ticking bomb....that's why i don't think usb-c was a good idea....we never had these kind of lroblem with the previous versions of usb cable
posted on Aug 31, 2016, 3:14 AM 1
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What does non-Samsung charger have to do with it? Do chargers differ in some way? Based on this the N7 could explode even if you plug it into your computer for USB transfer because it is charging.
posted on Aug 31, 2016, 3:29 AM 5
Things are adapters, power supplies and batteries are VERY VERY important to have passed QAs. The quality of capacitors used can make all the difference in blowing up a phone or not. You can easily verify the statement I said by checking out the prices of PSUs for PC. The cheap ones cost like 30$ while the good ones go upto 1000$. Using a low quality PSU often gives high quality fireworks.
posted on Aug 31, 2016, 4:04 AM 3
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it have built-in self-destruct function if it detect non-original charger
posted on Aug 31, 2016, 4:09 AM 7
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Seems to be more and more issues coming up for the Note 7, it's a bit odd though because the basic architecture is the same as the S7/Edge, if it was an entirely brand new model it would be understandable (and as with all new models if you're sensible you avoid them for the first few months to make sure any "issues" are discovered!). Hopefully they're just a few random occurrences and an update or two puts the performance up a notch as well. The S7 Edge is still looking like the best current phone/phablet.
posted on Aug 31, 2016, 3:48 AM 0
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