Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Reportedly Exploded During Charging

Samsung's latest addition to its Galaxy Note lineup, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, was released a few weeks ago and pre-orders for the device has since been shipped out to customers all over the globe. The smartphone comes with top of the line specs and it has received great reception from consumers, to the point that production of the device cannot meet the demand for it. While it may pack flagship internals, that didn't stop the Galaxy Note 7 of a user from exploding while being charged. As charging and battery technology has come a long since being invented, cases like these are pretty uncommon these days and it really is surprising to hear such an incident occurring to a reputable brand like Samsung.

Images posted on Baidu show a Galaxy Note 7 which cannot be more than two weeks old, black and burnt, in the aftermath of the explosion. At the moment, details of the incident are sketchy, apart from the fact that the user was charging the device with a microUSB to Type-C converter for the cable and it exploded. As of now, it can only be hoped that this issue is only contained to that particular Galaxy Note 7 and not to the rest. If so, it might cause widespread damage to property and may even cause injuries to users. To ensure such an incident will not happen to you, it is recommended that you only use the official charger from Samsung which comes in the box. Also, keep your device away from anything that might cause it to heat up and also keep it away from being in contact with water during charging. Based on the posting, it seems like the incident may have originated from China though that hasn't been confirmed yet.

For those who would like a refresh on the specs of the Galaxy Note 7, read on. The device sports a 5.7-inch QHD ‘Dual Edge’ Super AMOLED display and is backed by the Exynos 8890 / Snapdragon 820 processor. Under the hood, it packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which is expandable via microSD card. It comes with a 12 MP Dual Pixel rear camera and is powered by a 3500mAh non-removable battery. The smartphone also happens to be dust and water resistant and also comes with the new and improved S Pen stylus.

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Currently a full-time student studying A-levels. I had my first taste of Android back in 2011 when I was given a Huawei Y300. Never looked back ever since.