Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Catches Fire While Charging; Complete Charred Image Set Available Here


The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is a very reasonable device. It comes with the Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM and impressive camera specifications. The Korean tech giant has improved its flagship lineup greatly over the past couple of years. Design wise we've started to see a consistent approach. The company's Edged screen caught the eye of a lot of users. With the Note 7, it's also good to see the phablet lineup adopt the feature on both sides of the device. Today however, we've got a rather interesting bit of news for you. Especially if you're fond of using third party charging equipment with your devices.

Samsung's Recently Launched Galaxy Note 7 Catches Fire While Charging

According to sources, the Note 7 is turning out to be quite a popular device. In an attempt to boost hype, we're hearing claims that stores are running short of Note 7 supplies. If you've ordered one, or are looking to get one it'd be wise if you took a look at what we've got for you today. A Galaxy Note 7 user in China has reported some unfortunate news with regards to the device.

According to images on Chinese forum Baidu, a Samsung Note 7 has caught fire while charging. You can take a look at the device's remains in the images below. As striking as this might sounds, such events aren't completely uncommon, as rare as they might be. We're just glad that the user in question wasn't using the device when it caught fire. Samsung would be facing some serious consequences if that had happened.

The device above is completely destroyed. If you look closely at the second image, you'll see what appears to be a third party charging cable. It should be the cause of the Note 7 exploding most likely, yet there's nothing that's for sure at the moment. Samsung hasn't made any comments either, so it's wise to wait for things to sort themselves out at this moment. It will be relevant for it to investigate the issue, especially if the third party accessory isn't to be blamed.

Given that today's occurrence is the first of its kind, we'd let Samsung off the hook for now. After all, other flagship devices have faced much widespread problems in the past. The most recent of these has been the iPhone 6 Plus' bendgate, which forced Apple to upgrade the lineup's material in the subsequent year. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned for the latest.