Report: Two Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones Catch Fire In China


Not one but two Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handsets have reportedly caught fire in China, and if it’s confirmed, would be the first such incidents in the world’s largest smartphone market. Will definitely kill the Samsung phones entirely so heavily and ridiculously.

Although The US Government has issued a Recall over Galaxy Note 7, followed by several other countries worldwide, and was not affected by Chinese market since. But Samsung Electronics said it was investigating one of the reported cases in China. The South Korean firm had earlier said that Galaxy Note 7 phones sold in China were safe to use, as they have used another variety of battery package.

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A user of Chinese social media posted messages on Sunday saying a friend’s Galaxy Note 7 caught fire over the weekend, and he also contacted by phone, told The Associated Press “the Galaxy Note 7 was bought on September 1st through the e-commerce website”. The same man, who asked not to be identified by name, said the phone started to heat up and vibrate late Sunday night, then suddenly exploded and emitted black smoke.

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Samsung then contacted the owner on Sunday and offered to take back the phone in exchange for a refund, but the user refused, as per the friend. Both of them didn’t even want to be identified by name either. Now, the second account on a separate social media said an owner’s phone exploded Sunday while the person was playing a game on it. While that account didn’t shared any contact information for the user or details of where the person lives.

In order to investigate, and Samsung are conducting an internal review on the first case. Samsung did not respond to emails seeking comment.

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However, Samsung has already announced that it would stop sales of the Galaxy Note 7 phones in 10 countries. An executive said sales in China would continue because the smartphones sold there used a different battery than those linked to issues elsewhere.

Samsung on the other hand recalling 1858 galaxy Note 7 phones in China, according to a notice dated September 14 from the country’s product quality agency. The recall in China applies to those smartphones made between July 20 and August 5.

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