Raw video shows smoking Samsung Galaxy Note 7

You've heard all about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploding, but  the images you've seen of these incidents were all taken well after the fact. Now, the Associated Press has obtained a video that shows what happened just seconds after one of the phablets started smoking. Images from a security camera shows Dee DeCasa in her home in Honolulu rushing into a room carrying the smoking handset. She puts the device into a tray made of foil as her husbands tries to help in the background. Luckily, it appears that a plastic case that she had on the phone saved her from injury.

Ironically, DeCasa was in another room looking up Samsung's website to see if she should be worried about her Note 7 exploding. "Then boom, there was like a pop," she says. "I had it in my hand and then smoke started spewing out, this green yucky thing." She called the police, and when they arrived 20 minutes later, the phone was still smoking. A Samsung representative was scheduled to visit the home yesterday, but there has been no word on what was discussed at any meeting.

In South Korea, Samsung's home country, a senior official at the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards says that it has taken the agency longer than expected to figure out what is going on. Oh Yu-cheon, a senior official at the agency which oversees product recalls, thinks that a new and separate defect has led to the explosions of the replacement units.

As for DeCasa, she says "I love the phone, but will I buy another one? Heck, no."

source: AP via CNET

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1. Fona13A unregistered

Hotter than a volcano.

2. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

My thoughts exactly....

3. acruzlu unregistered

Is her note 7 the original that needed to be sent in or one of the replacement models? Does iPhoneArena or anyone even ask any questions instead of jumping to conclusions with their heads up their asses.

4. Busyboy

Posts: 737; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Does it really matter at this point?

12. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Exactly. Acruzlu is such an annoying troll.

16. acruzlu unregistered

How am I an "annoying" troll? Same can be said about you trollwins, kumar123. I am an informed consumer that would like an answer and and being afraid of my device is pointless before deciding to do anything until the CPSC confirms the results of any investigation.

17. Kumar123 unregistered

More like a brainwashed idiot.

21. khankirputsmurf

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

Exactly. Denial is strong with trojan horse.

36. acruzlu unregistered

Were you able to obtain proof that I am apparantly trojan_horse?

63. truthwins unregistered

Everybody here on phonearena knows that you are trojan_horse second troll account.

78. acruzlu unregistered

Again as I keep asking khankirputsmurf, are you able to prove that I am apparently trojan_horse? I need concrete proof of this. Are you and khankirputsmurf the same account? Just because I say it is must be true.

81. acruzlu unregistered

Were y'all able to prove it. Judging by the silence probably not.

83. acruzlu unregistered

Decided to add a wager to our game guys. Prove that this in fact trojan's account I'll delete my account forever.... good luck guys. XD

23. acruzlu unregistered

Nope, just highly skeptical until something is confirmed by Samsung and CPSC. You people are just paranoid beyond any belief and living life in fear is not living at all. There's so much worst to be afraid of than a phone.

27. whatev

Posts: 2397; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Have you by chance considered not coming to this site since you think is biased against Samsung? You are like a masochist

29. Kumar123 unregistered

LMAO. +1

32. acruzlu unregistered

The thought has crossed my mind, but doing that will allow the trolls and jackasses to win. I wish to not give them that satisfaction. Also I find them pretending to care quite amusing when they actually don't they only seem to care about their one-sided opinions

65. truthwins unregistered

^^^Butthurt masochist ^^^

53. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

Do you know "PapaSmurf" and "GabeReal" ? Those idiots were the worst trollers on this site. The former one was as good as a skunk. He got many people removed from the site.

7. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

click on the Cnet link and what does it say? Owner releases footage of smoking Note 7 Technically Incorrect: In Hawaii, a replacement Note 7 is in its owner's hands. Then it tries to choke her.

6. antjones21

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Why did she pass out at the end of the video?

9. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Fumes maybe? Perhaps all the adrenaline.

15. Diego!

Posts: 878; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I know it's out of place but her "passing out" was really fun to watch. xD I call it publicity stunt

45. ElixieR

Posts: 67; Member since: May 01, 2013

Prob faked it to get more money from Samsung who knows....Humans are greedy

79. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

This one is so fake. Who walks around so calm with a phone in hand that is getting ready to have a melt down. No, am not making excuses for Samsung I know the phones are catching fire. I am just saying this is a scam.

8. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Why do they keep using the word exploded? None of the phones I have seen have exploded. They have set on fire or smoked. Exploded makes it sound 10x worse than it is. Would an Exploded phone be in one piece?

11. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Click bait. They know what words to use to get people to click on the article. I like phone arena. Their website layout is awesome and I love all the specs access. The journalism and research part though?? They need to hire writers and perhaps start breaking their own stories rather than just linking other websites

14. zig8100

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Um I think its been recalled. Why are these people still plugging it in for and then making a video? LOL

20. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Slice some spam, and place on top of the Note for a delicious meal.

25. Diego!

Posts: 878; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Oh please! Who buys this??? Her "passing out" is so staged you can tell it from 10 miles away and it makes me laugh out loud! This is something staged. I'm not buying it!

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