The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was marketed as “our best phone yet”. Except for a little issue with an exploding battery.
We hear a lot about exploding iPhones. It seems to happen entirely too often. The truth of the matter is, any mobile phone can explode thanks to the Lithium Ion batteries which power the devices. But even though all phones can explode, it seems that the iPhone is the only one that has actually had a consistent issue of actually doing it.
Samsung has changed this with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
Apparently there has been a not so slight issue with the new phone’s exploding. As Samsung calls the phone their best phone ever. Many mobile tech blogs have called it not just Samsung’s best phone, but the best phone period. It has to come as a shock that this phone has come exploding on to the scene.
Samsung said in a statement to Reuters that “Shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 are being delayed due to additional tests being conducted for product quality” with no additional information about what the issue actually was. Reuters notes that there have been local reports of Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s exploding during charging. This would surely be a reason for Samsung to halt shipments during the time that they would have the best sales for the device. Far less likely would be the other issue the device has been having which is their screen. The screen, made of the newest version of Gorilla Glass which is supposed to offer the best protection yet, is being reported to scratch and break easier than previous iterations of the phone. Let’s just hope it can stay in tact during an explosion.
Come on Samsung, if there’s one thing you shouldn’t be copying from Apple, it’s exploding phones.