Supposedly safe Galaxy Note 7 catches fire in China, Samsung tries to offer another as replacement
Apparently, a former firefighter in China recorded a video of his Galaxy Note 7 catching fire and then asked Samsung for explanation; which came in the form of two employees who showed up at his house later that day to offer him a brand new Galaxy Note 7 and around $900 in compensation.
However, in order to receive the money and the new Galaxy Note 7, Zhang Sitong would have to keep the video he recorded private, something that he did not agree.
Samsung has been the bread and butter of tech media for weeks now, but that trend doesn't seem to slow down at all as more and more reports show how the South Korean company is trying to handle the Galaxy Note 7 recall.
Despite the fact that Samsung announced it has permanently discontinued the production and sales of the Galaxy Note 7, the handset maker is now left to deal with the recall of 1.9 million units that were in the hands of customers when the second recall was issued last week.
On top of that, the South Korean company will probably have to deal with a fair share of lawsuits filed by disgruntled customers or companies seeking financial advantages.
This story is part of:The explosive Galaxy Note 7 saga (140 updates)
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8 November Samsung Canada will exchange Galaxy Note 7s, bought from a third-party
3 November Samsung promises to work hard towards regaining consumer trust
3 November Samsung promises to get rid of its Galaxy Note 7 stockpiles with minimal damage to the environment
1 November Chinese customers outraged after Samsung execs kneeled to apologize for the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco