Recently, there were accounts of Samsung’s latest Phablet Galaxy Note 7 catching fire whilst charging. The handset was believed to have been lit up because the user was charging it via a third-party micro-USB to USB Type-C adapter.Now, only a week later a second report stepped into the light showcasing a similar issue.
Business Korea’s reports specifies that the usage of a non-Samsung charger might be the reason behind the Galaxy Note 7 model’s explosion. The report cited a friend of the owner of the particular Galaxy Note 7 model. “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,” he said.
Media reports claim the handset is currently with Samsung and the company is examining the device to settle the question.
Galaxy Note 7 : Is randomly bursting into flames the only issue?
Haphazardly spouting into flames is not the only concern the latest Galaxy Note 7 is facing. Several users on Social media started criticizing the latest phablet by citing instances like crashing, bootlooping and even bricking at times. Initially, the smartphone starts to bootloop and when users try to run it on Safe mode, the condition gets worse. It has also been mentioned that the smartphone also crashes during the Recovery. In addition, factory resets and deleting the cache also doesn’t seem to work.
The Galaxy Note 7 phablets running on the octa-core Exynos processor are the ones to be facing the issue for now.
However, Samsung has not yet come out and spoken anything about the issue.The criticisms actually come with an element of surprise as the handset features top-of-the-line processor and the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS. It also has 4GB RAM, which is more than enough to carry out most of the heavy application on the phone.