Spot the fire extinguishers in these photos of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 battery testing lab

Spot the fire extinguishers in these photos of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 battery testing lab
Want to take a peek in the facility where Samsung does testing for the Note 7? Thanks to Twitter user arter97, you don't have to be an insider at the Korean chaebol or possess Tom Cruise's skills in espionage. Here are three photos showing the belly of the beast. Though they aren't high-resolution, you will have no trouble spotting the miniature fire extinguishers next to each row of Galaxy Note 7 phones undergoing, presumably, processor-intensive tests to gauge their response under performance stress. There are no signs of recent fires in any of the photos, which is a good thing – it means the fire extinguishers work.

The phablets whose defects made the second half of 2016 a huge headache for Samsung's mobile business are arranged neatly and look as if the company is powering the entire facility using Note 7 clusters. But what's going to happen with these units after Samsung is done? It will be sad to see so many fine Exynos 8890 processors go to waste! Maybe Samsung can string them together into a super-computer and hold the world record for Super Mario Run indefinitely.


Related phones

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



1. peace247 unregistered

That's a beautiful sight.

2. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 729; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

There's no fire extinguisher!

25. joeboxer

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

i wouldnt walk into that room...

3. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Clickbait again? iBiasArena need $$$?

5. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Why bitter dude?

15. Unordinary unregistered


4. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Repackage them with smaller batteries duh

7. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1324; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

They probably couldn't legally do that due to them already being recalled.

6. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1324; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Apparently there is another recall in process today.

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I think it waould be safe to assume, that any testing lab for phones has fire extinguishers in them. Another PoS hate article against Samsung from PA. Its a building where fire is possible and according to fire codes, because of the type of activity done in this lab, extinguishers would be normal. PA you are so full of shyte!

10. sissy246

Posts: 7121; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

PA is going to milk this for ever. They are a bunch of morons if they don't think any testing lab doesn't have Fire Extinguishers where test something electrical is involved.

12. DaftPunk

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

This. it's just risk management. Samsung is certificated OHSAS 18001 occupational Health and Safety, it would be a big non-conformity to not have at least an extinguisher, and many other preventive actions against the risk that emerge from their activities. Hell, everybody should have an extinguisher at home and in their cars.

29. greyarea

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Yet here you are, every day, coming back for more. Another salty PoS hate comment against PA from TechieXP. You're pretty sad dude.

9. CarbonatedcheezeX

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Calm down man, really there IS one in the last photo (a small one though, might not be enough if something wrong happens at that delicate spot)

11. finestgq1

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

That looks like air canister rather than fire extinguisher.

13. Bankz

Posts: 2548; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

looool lmao....

14. Fakhr_Hussein

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

The writer is so hopless really, it is a tech lab and should have an extinguisher ..find something worthy to write about man.. this is pathetic!!

26. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

He lacks common sense.

30. greyarea

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Oh look a new samsung troll account.

16. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

"There are no signs of recent fires in any of the photos, which is a good thing – it means the fire extinguishers work." Not really no, it actually means that there's been no recent fires..... This kind of rationalisation, done in this article, can justify most anything, just saying.

17. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Not a Samsung fan, but man, Samsung must have done (or not done) something big to this site to hate them that much.

19. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

thats no fire extinguisher, its a bug spray. pic 1 testing note 5.

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The photos show all types of phone sbeing battery tested. Which proives Samsung simply has a lab where they do test their phones and as they stated, none of the phones prior to their retail release exploded during testing. Those rooms show all types of devices being tested. Note 5, Note 7, S7 edge and many tablets. Samsung does very aggressive testing on their products as all their testing videos have shown over the years. PA is really trying to ride this train, when they ahve nothign to ride. matter how hard you are tryign to give them bad press, you are simply helping them get more customers. You ever saw Apple's testing? There tests treat the iPhone as a fragile child...all their testing is delicate compared to Samsung's testing. Samsung makes 50+ phone models and yet even with the Note 7 issue, it has a much less failure rate vs the iPhone 6's at 25%. Even if you could all the 30 Note 7's that failed, it would be 0.00000001 of 2.5M that were released originally. Poor PA, has nothign to wrote about so they wasting time helping us love Samsung even more. I don't need your help to choose Samsung PA, I already choose them. Loving my perfectly working Note 7.

21. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3108; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

How much does Samsung pay you?

22. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Not enough for proper English lessons.....apparently.

28. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

And seriously typo issue.

23. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

You've been in Apple's testing labs? Must have special privileges then to know exactly how they test their products. And please show some proof from samsung stating that only 30 Note 7's failed. You throw numbers around all the time but you never provide anything to back them up. Anyone can come up with numbers. And i highly doubt all of those 2.5M that were released/shipped were actually in consumers hands and powered on. Far as I know, samsung never released how many were actually sold to consumers that were using them, vs ones that were sitting on shelves powered off. But pls, keep blowing smoke and making stuff up, your very good at it so might as well continue to do what your good at.

24. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Don't get work up over him. He's considered the joke of this site. Most people just ignore him now.

31. crzykiller

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 03, 2015

wonder why they couldnt reproduce the battery failures properly... the back glass isnt there to insulate the battery and create pressure on it while it expands over time because of how hot it gets when quick charging and using at the same time

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