Soon after Samsung released the Galaxy Note 7 it was reported that the handset’s battery was combusting on its own. Samsung later confirmed a battery cell defect and recalled all units shipped since the release. The company has now been replacing all of those units with new units that come with safe batteries, however, a new report out of China claims that one of the new handsets has suffered the same battery fire that caused this entire debacle in the first place.
Hui Renjie from China says that he bought the new Galaxy Note 7 from JD.com and that it exploded less than 24 hours of being delivered. He told Bloomberg that the incident caused minor injuries to two of his fingers and also burned his MacBook.
He was visited by a Samsung representative who asked to take away the phone in order to investigate the incident but he refused to hand it over, saying that he doesn’t trust Samsung to reveal the real reason behind this latest incident and that he plans to publicize the matter.
“We are currently contacting the customer and will conduct a thorough examination of the device in question once we receive it,” Samsung told the scribe via an emailed statement.
Samsung has previously had to deal with some false reports of Galaxy Note 7 units exploding in China, in one case it even said that there was clear indication of external heat being applied to the device. It’s unclear what has caused this latest incident and it won’t be known for sure until a proper investigation is conducted.