Samsung appears now to be coming through the worst of its Galaxy Note 7 recall. With many potentially faulty handsets having been replaced or refunded and belated launches set to take place far and wide, the signs are finally starting to look encouraging. Still, this is the internet, and like Windows Vista, Apple Maps and the myriad other tech failures of recent times, the Note 7 will probably go down in internet folklore for its weakness, rather than its many strengths. In one recent clip uploaded to YouTube, the Galaxy Note 7's explosive tendencies are put to good use with a Grand Theft Auto V mod, where the device doubles up as a sticky bomb.
The clip begins with a visit to the weapons store, where all manner of armory is available to purchase. In the cabinet beside some hefty looking guns sits the supposed Galaxy Note 7, though it does look more like the Note 5 to our eyes. Once purchased, Modded Games demonstrates how the device can be used to cause all manner of carnage, and your typical GTA-style riot quickly ensues.
Though Samsung surely won't be laughing at this mod, at least real-life Note 7 owners affected by explosions and fires haven't seemingly come to any lasting harm. Jokes aside, this particular tech fail could easily have claimed lives, but despite apparent damage to property, it's not thought that anyone has been seriously hurt by a device packing faulty SDI batteries. Here's hoping Samsung can round up the remaining at-risk handsets without any more reported incidents.
Check out the rather amusing clip below, which we're giving the NSFW tag for the usual dose of GTA violence: