(Update : Samsung has refuted the claims) Samsung will be deactivating your Galaxy Note 7 remotely after September

Update : Samsung has since refuted these claims, making it clear it won’t take any action against customers who decide they do not want to return their Galaxy Note 7 for a new model. Ina statement given to Android Central the company states the following :

 “The firm’s official line is that this isn’t happening. We’ve reached out to Samsung and been told that this is not something the company has stated, and that all official guidance will be published on its website.”

So if you already have a Galaxy Note 7 and you’re not worried about the battery problem, you’re free to continue using your existing device; no one is going to stop you. It would’ve been a sure-fire way of stopping incidents like the one mentioned in the original post though.  However, it seems like getting it replaced is a wise decision because Samsung isn’t refuting claims of the devices exploding.

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Samsung is offering you $25 credit to stay with it after Note 7 recall

Nobody wants an exploding smartphone—not as a gag gift, and certainly not as one’s primary device. And that makes Samsung’s recent, giant recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 especially troubling from a marketing perspective.

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Samsung officially issues a worldwide recall of the Galaxy Note 7 units amidst battery issues

Update : At a press conference in Seoul, Samsung has confirmed that it will recall around a million Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones that have been sold to consumers and shipped to retailers around the world. 50,000 Galaxy Note7 owners in Australia will join a massive recall conducted over potential battery fire risks. A widespread recall of the well-received Note 7 would deal a major blow to Samsung’s mobile business at a time when many view the company’s latest smartphone lineup as its best yet.

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After Xiaomi Mi4i, Mi5 Blasts; now Mi Band 2 burns a Users Hand in China

Xiaomi is also called as Apple of China, not in terms of their service standards but because of the design and UI of their devices which look similar to the Apple devices. The company had launched few popular devices with affordable price tag and that too without compromising over the specifications and build quality. But recently we have seen Mi 4i caught on fire in the user’s hand in India.

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3 days after Mi4i Caught on Fire, Now Xiaomi Mi 5 Explodes in China

Earlier this week, we have seen the Xiaomi Mi 4i burst while charging. Xiaomi had reacted to this incident saying the device will be investigated to check the root cause of this incident. In the official statement, the company also confirmed that the replacement was offered to the customer. Today, the Weibo post shows the busted Mi 5 battery. The white color Mi 5 which might be a non-ceramic variant of Mi 5 can be seen in the photos.

While the Mi 4i was completely damaged; in the Mi 5’s case, only the battery is damaged while the rest of the device looks perfect. As of now, there is no information about this incident except the images. The Mi 4i that was burst earlier also caught on fire but the Mi 5 might caused an explosion. The device was first unveiled at the MWC 2016 in February this year and went on sale in China starting from March 1st.


Xiaomi Mi4i Smartphone bursts while charging, burns the desk of the owner

Previously we have seen a bunch of news about various smartphone battery exploding while charging etc. Hence it is not surprising to see this again, but it is indeed quite concerning to see how such incidents can occur in no time. If you thought that this issue is history, and nowadays it is relatively rare to see such events, then you are wrong. Last week similar incident happened again, and looking at the video footage of the same, it is indeed very frightening.

This time, this happened with a Xiaomi user named Ajay Raj Negi. He was using a Xiaomi Mi4i in his office last week until suddenly it began to spark and then caught fire. You can check out the CCTV Footage captured by the cameras of the scene when it happened. You can see the user suddenly get off the chair and throwing his Mi4i which is on fire. Soon after him and other people in the surrounding left, when the phone caught fire, and the place was surrounded by dark smoke. This kind of event is indeed frightening to see, but luckily nobody got hurt in this incident.

The user Ajay Raj Negi posted this CCTV footage on Mi Mobile’s Facebook Page. Also, a few images are posted on the same. However, Xiaomi stated that they are currently investigating this issue to find out the root cause of this mishap. But according to the reports, the company might not be the one to be blamed here for this, as there are a lot of factors playing a role in this. Also, note that this not the first time a Xiaomi’s device has caught fire. Previously a similar incident was reported back in 2013 as well.

Even the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ has faced similar issues of catching fire before. Now we just have to wait and see what the company responds for this. Stay tuned for more updates once the company reverts back, after the investigation.

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