Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explodes during charging, witness photos from the aftermath

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explodes during charging, witness photos from the aftermath
The aftermath of a Galaxy Note 7 explosion is an ugly sight to see. Still brand new, the phablet has basically turned to charcoal. Unfortunately, no one can tell how the accident was provoked, only that it happened during charging with a microUSB to Type C converter for the cable.

Hopefully, the issue won't be widespread, for that will put lots of customers in danger. For now, we can only recommend using original Samsung gear to charge your phablet, as well as keeping it far from sources of heat or water – in general, not just during charging. The accident seems to have happened in China, where the photos originate from.


source: Baidu (Translated)

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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

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1. halowen_pcd

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

I thought that the official pre-order of the Note 7 in China should start on 26/08/2016. How did that person get the Note 7 before and get it explosed also ?

6. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

It couldn't take the heat from trolls bashing it even though they haven't even touched it yet.

8. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

+1 to you. We all know they haven't started shipping it.

46. j2001m

Posts: 3059; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

They are using some cheap China charger and lead, but even the oneplus 2 charger lead will do this to this or any other setup right type c phone

71. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

he write this short article just to flame some wars, lol.. check here for more detailhttp://www.fudzilla.com/news/mobile/41428-galaxy-note-7-explodes

85. cnpthe3rd

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 01, 2009

Sorry for the long post, but... OK while everyone may have a different experience, I can give you the truth on 4 different note 7 devices. I have 2 on my t-mobile account (I was actually one of the lucky ones who got them early) One of those phones (mine) is beat I work in sales for hard surface flooring and often have to build product displays my pocket (where my phone lives) is usually full of concrete, sand, dust or grout and I have yet to get any scratches on the phone 2nd phone is pampered so naturally no scratches the other 2 on at&t are office workers again one tosses her phone in her bag carefree the other takes reasonable care NO SCRATCHES. as for charging all 4 are charged (frequently due to high use) with anything BUT the stock charger after market cables aftermarket adapters aftermarket wireless chargers and battery packs most of them "cheap" ebay aftermarket products none of the phones have even gotten unnaturally hot (please note with rapid charging the phone gets hotter but not hot enough to cause problems) as for lag etc I run hundreds of apps and NEVER shut down anything i leave everything running (my recent apps page is a book) and I have had no problems so in short make your own decisions on what to buy every product has good and bad points stop "bashing" just because I dont like apple doesnt mean you will not.

47. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

Note 7 is a complete fail. XDA confirmed it lags, it apparently explodes, performs worse than an iPhone 6s, and is priced at $850? Never get this POS phone.

49. j2001m

Posts: 3059; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The note 7 in the image does not even have a Samsung logo, only Japan as no logo on there phones for the note 7, they not out so this is a fake or a demo not for sale model, on top of that they are using a none Samsung USB cable and changer, so you full of it

66. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Love how you'll come up with any excuse you can find to claim its a non-issue. Oh its a fake, or a demo unit, or they rigged it or used a non samsung charger, etc. Its a note 7 obviously, so stop trying to make excuses, if this was an iPhone you'd be going nuts and saying how crappy it is and how dangerous it is and everything else. Stop being a fanboy for a moment and be thankful no one was hurt. It could been a bad battery, that does happen.

58. AppleIsTrash

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 24, 2016

You're full of s**t

84. YOURDADkid unregistered

Creep = Fail

86. cnpthe3rd

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 01, 2009

LOVE my POS phone best one yet no problems at all not even a bug, glitch, or hiccup and I over work a phone so get this POS (Positively Outstandingly Sweet) phone

53. Mxyzptlk unregistered

We all know that people will defend it despite the obvious evidence.

52. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Or maybe it's Samsung's new self exploding kill switch, S-plode.

69. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Because other phones have perfect manufacturing that they have no reported cases of exploding, specially your deity, the iPhone, right? right?

74. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Made my day. Burned @mxyzptlk.

76. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're easily amused.

75. Mxyzptlk unregistered

What part of my comment said they did? I'll wait.

77. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I'm just doing what you're doing in other articles, you see how stupid you are now?

78. Mxyzptlk unregistered

In other words, you're talking out of your rear end?

79. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

So you're admitting that you're talking out of your rear end?

11. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

It is possible that in his desire to show that he has the phone earlier than others, he bought an export set. Some users in China do go to other countries that launch earlier to purchase the phone.

22. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It's also possible that Note7 was a fake one, most likely.

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 30481; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why would he (kower) himself by doing that?

39. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

While it is possible, we should wait for Samsung to come out and explain if that unit is a fake or indeed due to misuse of chargers. I do hope it is a fake unit. Don't fancy Note7s exploding all around my country haha.

51. ph00ny

Posts: 1945; Member since: May 26, 2011

It's a definite possibility with samsung logo missing from the front and the back from the pics at least

67. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Um or it could be a bad battery in an actual note 7. That does happen. The back is so charged and burned the samsung logo might not be visible, they didn't take a straight on pic of the back to really see much

12. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1408; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Well thank god the battery is sealed and non Removable, that way Samsung has no excuses to claim the device exploded by third party battery just to void people warranty. Fyi, all Korea electronic devices, if it isn't made in China, then it's made in DPRK.

14. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Nah, Vietnam too.

19. iushnt

Posts: 3019; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Brazil too

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