The Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which has earned the name ‘Explodegate‘, hasn’t gotten over surprising it’s users. Another Samsung Galaxy Note 7, this time, a safe version, began smoking in a passenger’s pocket while in a plane.
Just before I go into the details, it’d be recalled that Samsung has recalled over 2 million units of the Galaxy Note 7 as a result of the device exploding.
The safe unit has reached the hands of some users. According to Samsung, the safe unit now has the battery fixed. Thus, reducing the chances of the device exploding while charging. The quickest way to spot the safe version, is the additional green battery icon present on the screen.
The safe unit, however, isn’t exactly safe as a user who confirmed he had swapped the phone on September 21 for the safe unit, had his device smoking in his pocket while in a plane.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 started smoking on Southwest Airlines flight 944 from Louisville to Baltimore. Thus leading to a full evacuation. Thankfully, all passengers and crew exited the plan safely and no injuries were reported.
As I often advice, if you are looking forward to owing the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, you may want to include a fire extinguisher in your scale of preference.