Samsung Galaxy Note 9 catches fire

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 catches fire

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 catches fire

A woman from the United States has filed a case against Samsung claiming that her Galaxy Note 9 caught fire in her purse.

According to a report by the New York Post, the incident happened when the woman was in an elevator and her phone got extremely hot while using it.

Other rumors claim that Samsung will follow in rival Apple's footsteps and release three variants of the Galaxy S10, each in different sizes and with a varying numbers of cameras. She stopped using the phone and put it in her bag.

She placed it in her purse, but soon noticed smoke coming from the pouch. She then dropped the bag on the evaluator floor and when she tried to empty it, she claimed to have burned her fingers while she tried to handle the device. According to a report by NYPost, her new flagship device had combusted in her purse while she was in the elevator alone on 3 September.

The phone kept burning until a man picked it up and immersed it in a bucket of water. She claimed that the alleged fire destroyed everything that was in the purse, adding that she was unable to contact her real estate clients due to her "defective" Note 9. To assure safety to the new buyers, Samsung's head of mobile business, DJ Koh cleared the air by saying that Note 9 batteries are safe and have undergone an 8-step test.

Of course, the U.S. being the USA, a lawsuit has now resulted with the plaintiff suing Samsung for "unspecified damages and a restraining order barring the sales of any Galaxy Note 9s".

For its part, Samsung says it is investigating the matter but that no similar incidents have been reported. It has taken great precautions in its battery testing, downgraded its batteries since past year, and implemented a new cooling system in the Galaxy Note 9.

After the Galaxy Note7's fiasco, Samsung had stepped up efforts to prevent such situations from reoccurring.

The Note 7 was Samsung's flagship device in 2016, but dozens of the phones blew up or caught fire. At 4,000mAh, it is the biggest battery found in a device that is marketed under the Galaxy Note brand.

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