Last week we brought word that a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 had exploded while charging. Given that the handset is practically brand new, it is rather disturbing news. However it seems that things are getting worse. According to another report, it seems that yet another Galaxy Note 7 has exploded while being charged.
Now we should note that both times might not necessarily have been Samsung’s fault. The first time was apparently due to a third-party micro USB to USB-C cable, and now from what we hear, it might have been a similar issue in this case. According to the report from Business Korea, they quoted the friend of the owner of the exploded Note 7.
The quote reads, “There was another explosion of the Galaxy Note 7. It was my friend’s phone. A Samsung employee checked the site and he is currently in talks over the compensation with Samsung. You should use its original charger just in case and leave the phone far away from where you are while charging.”
So like we said, it sounds like the person might have been using an unofficial charger or cable. If that is the case, it shouldn’t be surprising. There have been reports of USB-C cables that aren’t compliant with the standard, and just recently Anker has issued a recall on some of their cables due to the potential dangers behind it. In any case the device in question is apparently now being looked at by Samsung, but in the meantime just stick to the official charge and cable just to be safe.