The Galaxy Note 7 is Samsung’s new flagship phablet. This device was introduced last month, and initial reactions were mostly positive, while pre-order number were out of this world. Well, unfortunately for Samsung, a small portion of Galaxy Note 7 units had issues with battery packs, and a number of them actually exploded soon after they arrived to people who bought them. Samsung was basically forced to recall the Galaxy Note 7, and needless to say, the company lost quite a bit of money as a consequence to all this, not to mention that their stock value fell as well.
That being said, a new report surfaced, yet another Galaxy-branded smartphone exploded recently it seems, and it’s not the Galaxy Note 7. The Samsung Galaxy S7 exploded in a coffee shop recently it seems, and it was not even charging according to a supply teacher, Sarah Crockett. The coffee shop filled up with smoke soon after the device exploded, and its owner, Sarah Crockett, was quite scared at the time, of course. This accident occurred in Witham, Essex, and this is what the phone’s owner had to say: “It suddenly just expanded in my hand and got really, really hot. I dropped it on the table. Within a few seconds there was smoke everywhere and I jumped out of the way. The whole thing was just barbecued”. Due to this explosion, Sarah Crockett lost all of her photos that were stored on the phone, including some important personal pictures, like images from her 4-year-old son’s first day of school. As a response to this accident, Samsung’s spokesperson said the following: “There are no known safety issues with Galaxy S7 devices. This issue is currently being investigated and our customer services team is in contact with the customer regarding the matter”.
All in all, this could be an isolated incident, while on the other hand, it could spark some additional worry for Samsung. The company had received tons of negative press lately due to Galaxy Note 7’s issues, and this is the last thing they need, that’s for sure. As a reminder, the Galaxy S7 is Samsung’s flagship smartphone which was introduced back in February, it is made out of metal and glass, and it sports a 5.1-inch QHD display, 4GB of RAM and it is fueled by the Snapdragon 820 / Exynos 8890 SoC, depending on where you purchase it. Click here for more info.