Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explodes in Taiwan while user was walking her dog?

Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explodes in Taiwan while user was walking her dog?
Every day seems to get Samsung closer to another recall for the Galaxy Note 7. This time, it would be the replacement Galaxy Note 7 units that would be sent back to the manufacturer, sporting the supposedly safe battery. Yesterday, a report from Bloomberg suggested that AT&T is almost ready to wash its hands of the whole Galaxy Note 7 affair, and could decide to stop selling the phablet.

The latest negative news story involving the "safe" Galaxy Note 7 comes out of Taiwan where a 26-year old woman was walking her dog in a park. The woman, who carries the surname Lai, noticed that her 10-day old replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 model was sending out smoke signals. Quickly, she pulled the device out of her pants pocket and threw it on the ground, waiting for the smoke to clear.

Ms. Lai had originally purchased the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in August, and exchanged the phone for a replacement model on September 27th. Speaking about the incident, she said that she had heard a bang followed by the sensation of heat on her buttocks. Once she had pulled the handset out of her pocket, smoke filled the air.

Today, Samsung Taiwan released a statement saying that it was trying to reach the customer so that it could do some research on the damaged phone in an attempt to figure out what happened to it. Samsung Taiwan also said that it would have to look at the damaged phone in more depth to determine if it was indeed a replacement unit.

This follows an incident that took place last Wednesday when an alleged replacement Galaxy Note 7 unit exploded inside a Southwest Airlines jet; passengers had started boarding the plane for the flight from Louisville to Baltimore when the handset caught on fire. If an investigation determines that the phone that burned the carpet on the Southwest jet was indeed a replacement model, it could quite possibly lead to a second recall of the phone.

source: FocusTaiwan

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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130 Comments

157. anl23 unregistered

This is a disaster for Samsung. A shame, as most of their releases are great products, including the Note line. At this rate, if the replacements are defective, they really need to discontinue sales. Replace the Note devices that have been sold by Galaxy s7 Edge with a rebate for the price difference. But what do I know? They are a billion dollar company. They have to also think that the Note brand is their top brand. They also need to salvage it.

153. belosava

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Samsung fanboy trolling

149. MANOFSTEEL

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

Samsung made worse mistake in their life keeping this phone alive

144. rkoforever90

Posts: 499; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

the best solution will be to discontinue the device quietely

128. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

gees this note7 is a embarrassment to the world, see what you get when skipping a number.lol..

126. whatev

Posts: 2457; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

In these cases it's recommended to apply cold water or ice on the affected area (i.e. Those hurt butts)

125. lilleonso

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 13, 2016

Is fast charging areas on this could be happening?

119. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

one thing for sure with Samsung. a device will be released daily and some Note or Galaxy will explode and make headlines daily. this is what happens when you flood the market with no qc

143. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

One thing is for sure with Bubbadoes, every day a stupid comment will be posted, that's what happens when you flood PA with jealousy induced hatred.

108. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Android Central just report new incident. In Minnesota. A your girl's Note 7 burned up. A replacement unit they said.

104. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

1. source of that source is from appledaily.com.tw 2. walking your dog at night? while raining? seems legit :-/

93. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

I definitely was buying that Coral Blue gem but they can keep it. Its just not worth the headache. I'm pretty sure Samsung will fix this at some point but I'm not going to wait around. Looks like I'm going to stay in the iOS ecosystem for one more year.

97. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I can understand that GH1. Apple has a top notch eco system, and although I think the iPhone is a bit boring, it's also a damn good device. I'm never leaving iOS, but the Note line is gonna be my daily for foreseeable future.

86. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Ouch, yet another report in need of an investigation...seriously, get this sorted out ASAP Sammy, figure out what's actually going on.

82. wando77

Posts: 1170; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Still gonna get a note 7 when it releases here

103. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah... I'll also get one... if they drop the price :D

80. palmguy

Posts: 991; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Stick a fork in it.

79. MOTOREZOID

Posts: 121; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

they must terminate Note 7 production, this is the best thing that samsung can do to get out of this hell. This phone must be labeled " Discontinued " or samsung's reputation will decrease day by day.

71. kerginaldo17 unregistered

Samsung give us removable battery again! LG does it and none LG smartphone exploding.

60. Conkreet908

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 13, 2015

I am still keeping my note 7. Its a dope device and the only time it ever got "hot" was the first day I got it I was transferring data from my HTC One M9. Ever since then my phone has only been warm at best only when charged to the Samsung Portable Charger. The only way I'd trade this phone in is if T-mobile decides to carry the Google Pixel. Otherwise the Note 7 will stay with me

50. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

I wish they'd just drop the price to like $400. I'd be all over that.. My brother has the phone it's an amazing phone. I still might get one. What are the chances in numbers it would happen to me

48. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Where is Techie?

105. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Lmao, Techie will be posting a loooooong essay.

42. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 657; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

To be honest, the BlackBerry $#!tStorm was actually worse than this phone. Q: What's worse than an exploding phone? A: One that you wish could explode. http://www.phonearena.com/news/BlackBerry-co-founder-Balsillie-says-that-the-BlackBerry-Storm-had-a-100-return-rate_id70345 FYI - I really hope that girl didn't jump in the drain after a BB Storm or she probably deserved to be flushed down with it: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Girl-gets-stuck-in-a-storm-drain-trying-to-rescue-fallen-BlackBerry_id54799

46. truthwins unregistered

comparing note 7 fiasco with a blackberry right why not even samsung is going towards blackberry path .

36. acruzlu unregistered

What's that smell? Bull crap. Sounds like someone trying to scam and score a quick pay day. Wait until anything is confirmed before jumping to any conclusions. Take Samsung's word not some chick's word who claims it exploded in her pocket.

115. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Very well said +10

27. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

I repeat that Samsung must pay a price for that. No more phones from a company that doesn't care about people life.

32. truthwins unregistered

General buyer will now only buy samsung phones if they provide free complementary fire extinguisher and health insurance.

26. foxhound

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 08, 2016

Ive been buying samsung phones for the last 8 years.but today i bought an iphone 7. That's how much samsung ffuked up.

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