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This Phone is Literally on Fire

Nicolas Lucente, Science/Technology Editor

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Samsung released its latest edition of smartphones in late August. With this release came the Galaxy Note 7. It quickly became the new phone that everyone wanted; its display was beautiful and most users enjoyed the stylus feature that some say has been lacking in previous phones. As usual, when something sounds too good to be true, it’s because it is.

Earlier this month, reports of the new phone exploding while charging emerged. Samsung responded quickly by recalling their flawed phones on September 2nd, but they were a tad too late. After Samsung’s announcement numerous reports of the exploding phone exploded all over the place. Reports ranging from the phone simply melting to the phone causing $1,400 worth of damage in a hotel room all the way to causing a Jeep to explode in Florida. Now, the US Federal Aviation Administration has banned the phone from use on any airplanes across the United States.

The recall process only started 10 days ago, but if I were one of the owners of a Galaxy Note 7, I would send mine back immediately. Samsung has stated that they will replace all Note 7s with a brand new one. This one hopefully won’t explode, as Samsung has said that the reason for their product exploding in the first place was due to a faulty battery that they already have a perfect replacement for.

Oh and life isn’t so good for the Samsung CEO, according to CNBC, Samsung is down $14 billion worth of shares as the Note 7 crisis keeps exploding. Pun intended.

 

 

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