With Samsung having to do a global recall of their Note 7 due to reports of the smartphone exploding when its charging, surely the company’s predicament couldn’t get any worse. Well…it just did. Taiwan has just reported its first Note 7 exploding case. However, unlike other Note 7 explosion cases, this one is pretty unique in that it spontaneously combusted without even being charged.
In a report by The Oriental Daily, a Taiwanese netizen uploaded photos of her burnt Galaxy Note 7 online. According to the netizen, he mentions that his Note 7 exploded while he was sleeping. Most worryingly, he mentioned that he did not charge the phone as he slept, as the recent news reports about the Note 7 exploding when charged has made him rather uncomfortable doing so without him being able to monitor the phone.
Should the what the Taiwanese netizen says is true, and that the Note 7 could potentially explode even without being charged, Samsung’s little Note 7 problem has just turned into a rather major disaster. Needless to say, Samsung’s QA department has some serious explaining to do.
Source: The Oriental Daily