Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Emits Smoke At Kansai International Airport, Japan – Major Harm Avoided
The final half of 2016 has been a fiery one indeed. And we don't mean that in a good way. While generally flagship devices are known to push the boundaries of performance each year, this time, it's user fear that's amplified. Courtesy of Korean manufacturer Samsung, smartphones and their batteries have become a major source of controversy. Samsung's lack of attention on the Galaxy Note 7 has cost the company heavily in terms of money and reputation. While it has issued a complete recall, the remaining devices out there have no intention of staying whole. Today, we've got some news from Japan, where the Note 7 has once again exploded on an airport. Take a look below to find out more.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Catches Fire In Japan's Kansai International Airport With Little Ensuing Damage
Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 has become a worldwide phenomenon. And not for the reasons Samsung would have liked it to. The device's tight design and faulty batteries have resulted in numerous incidents of overheating and combustion. The most frightening of these took place in the US, when a user actually boarded a Southwest Airline flight. Thankfully, the Note 7 chose to emit smoke before departure, resulting in minimum damage.
Speaking of airports, another incident involving the Galaxy Note 7 has come to our attention today. This time it's Japan who become target of Samsung's notorious device. The island nation has remained safe from any accidents so far. It has also proceeded to adopt safety procedures of its own when dealing with the Note 7 on airports. These might have prevented major damage from the device's malfunctioning batteries.
According to an official from the country's ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, a Note 7 belonging to a departing passenger began to emit smoke at the Kansai International airport, when its user tried to detach batteries. Given that the Note 7 features non-removable batteries, we're interested to know how he/she tried to achieve this. It's likely that further pressure was exerted on the device's battery resulting in smoke.
Japan has banned passengers from carrying the Galaxy Note 7 on airlines completely, following steps taken by authorities in the United States. A surprising fact surrounding this entire saga is the fact that several users still choose to stick with their phablets. Samsung's issued a complete recall with the tech giant expected to introduce compensations via the Galaxy S8. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned for the latest.