Samsung recalled its Galaxy Note 7 handsets after some versions of the handset caught fire due to problems with the battery, the company has recalled 2.5 million units of the device and is replacing them with a new one.
Now one owner of a replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Brian Green has said that his new handset has apparently caught fire whilst on a plane.
Brian was on a flight yesterday which has to be evacuated whilst it sat at the gate due to his Galaxy Note 7 catching fire.
The guys over at The Verge have apparently checked the IMEI number of the handset and have confirmed that this is one of the new Note 7 handsets that are not supposed to have the problem.
Samsung has released a statement to the Verge, which you can see below:
Until we are able to retrieve the device, we cannot confirm that this incident involves the new Note7. We are working with the authorities and Southwest now to recover the device and confirm the cause. Once we have examined the device we will have more information to share.
If this is one of the new Note 7 handsets that are supposed to have fixed the issue then this could end up being bad news for Samsung.
Source The Verge
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