Samsung In Spotlight Again After Phone Explodes in Man's Pocket

Samsung In Spotlight Again After Phone Explodes In Man’s Pocket

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Since the global recall of the Note 7, after a number of those devices caught fire due to a battery issue, it’s been a rough 12 months for tech giant Samsung after a number of smartphone disasters. While Samsung had put that saga behind them in an uncharacteristically honest report, not common in such a cut-throat industry, the company has still been dogged by overheating and exploding phones during this time. Now, it has happened again, this time on camera.

Following the recall of Note 4 devices, due to incorrect batteries been used in AT&T replacements, Samsung quickly followed up with a confirmed reason for the issue, issuing a swift recall of the faulty devices. The latest incident, although not as widespread, is still cause for concern for the company as the explosion took place in front of a CCTV camera in an Indonesian store in spectacular fashion.

Samsung In Spotlight Again After Phone Explodes in Man's Pocket

The smartphone in question is the Samsung Grand Duos model released in 2013, which had been fitted with a counterfeit battery from a third-party manufacturer. Given the high costs of battery replacements, often times two to three times that of an original replacement, owners often times buy cheaper knock-offs, which could lead to such instances. Watch as the man struggles to remove his shirt after the explosion that left him a bit dazed.

Samsung had released an official statement in the country, wishing the man a quick recovery as well as to warn owners of using imitation batteries as replacements: “We sincerely wish for our customer’s swift recovery, and strongly recommend all our consumers to use Samsung’s genuine or approved batteries that have been specifically designed for use in Samsung products.”


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2 Comments

  1. Jardas

    Worst piece of journalism ever. Note 4 was never recalled! Note 7 was! And phones do not explode. Bateries do! On this case it was a counterfit, so Samsung has nothing to do with it.
    Piece of crap article. Click bait.

    • Evan Saunders

      If you follow the link in the post you’ll notice that the refurbished Note 4 from AT&T was recalled last month. Additionally, batteries are part of the phone. Take a battery out the device, none of them work in isolation. Also, I mention that it was counterfeit, and didn’t blame Samsung, but they’re in the spotlight, which is why they decided to open a formal investigation since it was in their phone that the incident occurred. Thanks.

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