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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 blows up in China

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 blown up due to USB Type-C convertor recharging
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 blown up
The incident took place while charging the phablet with a micro USB to Type-C converter for the cable and only occurred once so far.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 still has to reach many markets, but it looks like the first serious issues have begun to surface online already. Fortunately, this looks like an isolated incident, but remains something worth being mentioned. After all, we do not hear too often about smartphones or phablets blowing up, especially top-of-the-line ones.

A set of images that has just been spotted on Baidu by Phone Arena shows a blown up Galaxy Note 7 that has been turned to charcoal as a result. Unfortunately, it looks like there is no chance to repair the damage caused by this incident. Fortunately, this seems to have been caused by a cable converter with problems. The only details available at this time mention that the battery blew up while the phablet was being charged using a micro USB to Type-C converter for the cable.

The whole deal is not clear since it is possible that the owner of the blown up Galaxy Note 7 did not use a Samsung wall charger. Let us hope that this remains an isolated incident caused by third-party hardware and not a problem of the handset itself.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-08-25 (Update: 2016-08-25)