Another Samsung Galaxy Note 7 purportedly explodes while charging

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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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



1. iameejay

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

First! Using one now and it's awesome! Stay away from third party chargers! Be safe. =)

11. techlover2017

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 22, 2016

Oooo! A matter of concern.

2. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Note 7's reputation going down everyday.

36. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Oh so now you notice the problems.

40. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

I never denied it.

42. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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.

3. PersianHobo

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

wtf my note 7 is one of these cases! T-Mobile and using the Samsung original port on my phone melted partially before i let it blow up or god knows what would of happened

4. PersianHobo

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

5. PersianHobo

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

feel free to reach out for my info...this seriously sucks being paranoid about charging your phone without your house burning down when you return or wake up

16. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Wtf. Have you contacted Samsung already?

18. PersianHobo

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

im not sure who would actually do something about it other than say sorry... i work at tmobile so im swapping it out for another but i worry about charging the new one as well now with these stories

20. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

So you had a melting Note 7 while charging, you work at T-mobile and you're not going to contact Samsung about it? That doesn't make sense to me..

29. phillip.phillip

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Contacting Samsung takes way longer than just getting a new phone from the carrier

31. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I wouldn't care if I had to set on the phone for a few hours. If this really happened to this person the smart thing is to contact Samsung.

38. PersianHobo

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

The issue is reaching someone who can actually do something, twitter would probably be the best option but I don't have one...but it looks like samsung is aware now according to phonearena

44. fredke

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 02, 2010

Any luck with getting in touch with Samsung?

45. PersianHobo

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

no unfortunately not, I just exchanged it and now im planning on returning my second since it's all public

6. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

it's the best phone But also the biggest flop

7. Firenze91

Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

well of 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

8. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

And literacy was better then too.

9. Saltiest_Salt

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 12, 2016

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.

12. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Yes, the official and 3rd party chargers differ in many ways. U are new here but probably know the truth now.

13. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

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.

46. phillip.phillip

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Since when did a quality PSU cost $1000 lmao. A very good psu is like 80-100 dollars lol

47. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Look at AX1500i. If doesn't cost 1000$ but it certainly doesn't cost 100$ In 80-100$ you get really average PSU with cheap capacitors.

15. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

it have built-in self-destruct function if it detect non-original charger

28. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Innovation !!! Mission impossible tech

43. M.O.A.B

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

You just proved how ignorant you are, so you are saying there is no difference between OEM charger and cheap 3rd party charger right ?

10. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

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.

14. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

The type C specification doesn't deliver power in the same way as microUSB. No wonder so many phones are exploding.

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