Samsung store caught fire ahead of the Galaxy S8 announcement

Samsung store caught fire ahead of the Galaxy S8 announcement
Samsung is having the worst of luck when it comes to fires. After the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, a Samsung battery plant went up in flames, and now a Samsung store in Singapore suffered the same fate. The fire caused neighboring shops in the mall to close temporarily for safety and cleaning.

Samsung confirmed the unfortunate turn of events, issuing a statement on the incident.

“We were alerted to a fire at the Samsung Experience Store at AMK Hub in the early hours of Tuesday morning before store opening hours,” the statement said.

“The fire was extinguished by water sprinklers in the store an no one was injured during the incident. We are currently assessing the property damage and working closely with the authorities to determine the cause of the fire.”

This incident could have gone unnoticed if it wasn't for Samsung's extremely bad luck in the past few months. However, it also comes at a very unfortunate time for the South Korean manufacturer. Its brand new flagship duo, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, is getting announced tomorrow and the last thing anyone needs is another device that goes up in flames.

via Cnet

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35 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Don't tell me it's the Galaxy S8/+ exploding now. Hope it's because of a totally different cause.

5. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

In case you really dont know, no the S8 is not in any experience store yet and will not be until around the 21-28th of april.

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

He most certainly already knows thst the Galaxy S8 isnt in any store yet, as it hasn't been announced, nor available for sales.

19. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Sometimes, they might just have one or two for demo. "Have you seen the Galaxy S8 yet? It was launched yesterday...we can give you a first hand experience", type of thing.

20. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Not available for sales and not in the back stock room at their local primo stores are not the same thing. Stock regularly comes in a week+ early. Where do you think we get so many leaks from in the days before a release? Couldn't have happened at a worse time. Ironically funny and bad at the same time.

14. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

highly doubt it be that long. It gets revealed tomorrow and pre orders start next week with shipments starting after the 16th to pre orders

24. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Even if the Galaxy S8 wasn't there leave it to sites like iPA to jump to the conclusion that it was a Samsung device

25. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

#5 Don't forget which website you're surfing now. (Dammn comments bug)

15. androiduser

Posts: 513; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

I hope it is is but I'm 100% sure it isn't. But i have wanna see the galaxy s8 fail

17. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Well, you're a meanie.

2. AronWunarso

Posts: 244; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Poor Samsung...

13. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Poor other countries with faulty @$$ wiring.

29. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Haha the bakery a block down from were i work caught on fire at night not that long ago . And thats here in the US. So yea i guess here they also have crappy wiring.

16. mahima

Posts: 743; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Samsung is on fire....!!!

3. Jevon5

Posts: 60; Member since: Feb 15, 2016

Let me grab my popcorn, this comment section is gonna be good.

4. kumar1234 unregistered

LUL, Samsung quality. But glad that no one is hurt.

6. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Sure, you probably started the fire there yourself. Where were you in the early hours of tuesday morning?

7. kumar1234 unregistered

That's funny, I'll give you that.

8. brainaudio

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 26, 2017

Anything could go wrong. Samsung can handle this. People are still excited for S8.

9. Tommikke

Posts: 69; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

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10. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

They are testing the fire suppression systems in their stores ahead of the S8 launch. Ahhh man that was cruel. Sorry Richar.. I mean Techie.

12. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

Zylam, You don't have to excite flamewars by irrelevantly mentioning someone else in your (mockery) comment, unless you're deliberately being a dick here.

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol +1 and don't forget tedkord.

31. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

LOL yeah... How ironic is that???? LOLZZZZZ

33. M.O.A.B

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

hahahaha ... good one a samsung fire related joke that is actually funny XD

18. corvette72778

Posts: 166; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

PhoneArena = fake news

22. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

feel free to leave.

26. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Welcome to BiasArena.

21. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Epic fail. Hope that nobody got hurt.

27. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

They don't even know what the cause of the fire is but, PA makes sure they say, "and the last thing anyone needs is another device that goes up in flames"

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