Two Samsung employees reportedly arrived at Zhang Sitong's house after he captured a video of his phone malfunctioning, and offered him $900 (£732) if he agreed not to share the video. He rejected the offer.
The Note 7 has been a disaster for Samsung. Initially well-reviewed, dozens of the handsets exploded or caught fire, including on planes and in the hands of children. Even a global recall couldn't fix the issue, and The South Korean electronics company has now taken the unprecedented step of permanently discontinuing the phone — costing it more than $5 billion (£4 billion).