Samsung issues statement on replacement Galaxy Note 7 devices exploding


Samsung is dealing with another media nightmare as reports of exploding replacement Galaxy Note 7 units start to pop-up with worrying frequency. First, a supposed replacement Note 7, that was also powered down, caught fire in its owners pocket as a Southwest flight was about to depart earlier this week. Another supposedly safe Galaxy Note 7 has also ignited in Taiwan.

Due to the rising uncertainty, U.S. national carriers are now letting worried customers replace their Note 7 smartphones with another device of their choice for free, while AT&T is reportedly considering stopping sales of the handset completely. Samsung briefly remained quiet, but has now issued the following statements on the matter.

Regarding the Southwest flight incident, Samsung said:



The brief statement was followed by a longer response shortly after:



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  • 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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