Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Shamed By LG G3

After Samsung did a voluntary recall on its Galaxy Note 7 device last September and was able to replace 60 percent of it up to date, there is a report that a deemed safe Note 7 device in a passenger's pocket caught fire while boarding a Southwest flight.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident and an investigation is now underway by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Federal Aviation Administration.

It looks like at least some of Samsung's Note 7 replacement devices are still experiencing dire difficulties, with news now surfacing that a Note 7 burst into flames on a plane earlier today, according to a report stemming from The Verge.

According to The Associated Press, a Southwest Airlines flight was getting ready to take off from Louisville International Airport when a passenger's Samsung Galaxy Note7 reportedly began making a "popping noise and started smoking after he powered it down".

"We are working with the authorities and Southwest now to recover the device and confirm the cause", the statement said. It was reported that the phone burned through the carpet and also scorched the subfloor of the plane.

A Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is held up with other Note 7 phones on a counter that was returned to a Best Buy on September 15, 2016, in Orem, Utah. The company announced Monday that the new version of its Galaxy Note 7 had already gone on sale in South Korea and would "follow suit in markets worldwide in coming weeks". Now the two-year-old handset is going to be given the update to Android 7.0 Nougat as we have seen the device is benchmarking. The company is also "being pressured by one of the world's most aggressive hedge funds, Elliott Management, to split the company and pay out $27 billion in a special dividend", Reuters noted.

  • Carolyn Briggs