Why Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Explode

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There’s a new viral sensation on the internet: people sharing videos of their Galaxy Note 7 smartphones exploding and turning into a molten pool of toxic plastic materials and electronic components.

One phone has been recorded catching on fire in Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park, a very unlucky man from Florida had his new Jeep totaled by exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7, and the same device endangered Burger King’s customers in Korea.

The Reason To Why Note 7 Explodes

Why do Galaxy Note 7 smartphones explode? Because of a small manufacturing fault in the lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery they contain. For those who don’t know, Lithium-ion batteries are the most commonly used type batteries in modern electronics. These batteries power everything from laptops to smartphones, tablets, and even electric vehicles, such as the Tesla Roadster.

Compared to other types of batteries, Li-ion batteries have great power density, fast recharge times, and their cost and safety are only expected to improve with the growth of the consumer electronics market, which reached 23.5 billion U.S. dollars in 2015, according to Statista.

The problem is that when a Li-ion battery is charged and particles run between electrodes, heat is generated. When not properly controlled, this heat can cause something called thermal runaway. “During a thermal runaway, the high heat of the failing cell can propagate to the next cell, causing it to become thermally unstable as well. In some cases, a chain reaction occurs in which each cell disintegrates at its own timetable,” explains Battery University.

Since modern smartphones, such as the Galaxy Note 7, are, essentially, tightly sealed containers, the ever increasing heat generates so much pressure until the smartphone explodes and bursts into flames.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall

When the company first got the news, they issued a recall of 2.5 million phones and continued to ship new devices with batteries from another supplier. Unfortunately for Samsung, the replacement devices were also catching on fire, leaving them with only one choice: to kill the Galaxy Note 7 entirely.

Its shares fell more than 8 percent, and according to estimations from Strategy Analytic, a highly quantitative and fact-based sales and marketing research company, “Samsung could lose more than $10 billion because of the phone’s problems,” reports The New York Times.

Note 7 Refund and Exchange Program

So far, the future of the company is not clear. It’s inevitable that some percentage of their customers will forever lose the trust in the company, while others might see their promptly decision to recall all Galaxy Note 7 devices as a prove that the company cares about the safety of their customers more than their profits.

In either case, you should get rid of your Note 7 as soon as possible. Under the terms of the U.S. Note7 Refund and Exchange Program, you can “Exchange your current Galaxy Note7 for another Samsung smartphone and replacement of any Galaxy Note7 specific accessories with a refund of the price difference between devices, obtain a refund at your point of purchase.”

If you live in Canada, Asia, Europe, or any other part of the world, your best bet is to contact the place you got your Note 7 from and ask them for a refund. More than 60% of handsets are already returned, so it’s not like they will try to convince you to keep the smartphone.

58 thoughts on “Why Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Explode

  • October 18, 2016 at 8:35 pm
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    Хорошо,что не купил)

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  • October 18, 2016 at 10:37 pm
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    Samsung will do more tests to devices next

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    • October 29, 2016 at 6:26 pm
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      Samsung so hung

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    • November 2, 2016 at 3:51 pm
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      My point is ecigs are not any more dangerous than any device using these batteries. People need to be safe when using them is all. Stop using if getting hot!

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  • October 18, 2016 at 10:43 pm
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    This is not gonna be good for samsung

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  • October 18, 2016 at 11:17 pm
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    I still want one.

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  • October 18, 2016 at 11:48 pm
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    Interesting to read and a concern, I feel bad for the people who purchased the phone.

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    • October 25, 2016 at 3:26 am
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      I agree! That has to be scary!

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  • October 19, 2016 at 12:11 am
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    More testing needed.

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  • October 19, 2016 at 1:07 am
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    Why would this phone be any worse than the others?

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  • October 19, 2016 at 1:13 am
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    Great explanation, thanks.

    Cheers

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  • October 19, 2016 at 1:18 am
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    I hope they can recover from this.

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  • October 19, 2016 at 2:36 am
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    Thanks for explaining. Ive obviously heard a lot about it, but never knew why it was happening.

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  • October 19, 2016 at 2:50 am
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    I think the next generation won’t be called Note just to avoid the fear of a exploding device even if it’s more than certified to be safe!

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  • October 19, 2016 at 3:32 am
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    Epic fail.

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  • October 19, 2016 at 4:10 am
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    Even though I’m an Apple user, it’s sad that this happened. I think it damaged their reputation. I feel like it could have been avoided if they had done more testing and weren’t so eager to beat the iPhone 7 release date.

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  • October 19, 2016 at 5:27 am
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    Samsung shot themselves in the foot by releasing this too fast and ignoring safety procedures. I don’t know if i will ever purchase another Note phone from Samsung. This is really a shame as they held a large portion of the smartphone market share only to have apple gobble it up.

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  • October 19, 2016 at 6:35 am
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    That was quite a slip from Samsung

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  • October 19, 2016 at 9:22 am
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    Samsung should look into weapons manufacturing. They’d be great at it.

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  • October 19, 2016 at 10:50 am
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    Awfully concerning when even the company can’t figure out why their products are exploding…

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  • October 19, 2016 at 11:27 am
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    Wow someone’s head is going to roll for this. How could they not have done thorough testing on the replacements. That is pretty embarrassing to replace the exploding phones with exploding phones.

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  • October 19, 2016 at 11:58 am
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    They had a pressure to release Note 6…ahem I mean 7 before another big release “coincidentally”…yeah coincidentally with a name consisting number 7. Poor Samsung! I never expected such a big blunder from them

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  • October 19, 2016 at 12:41 pm
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    Let’s hope they’ve learned from this iteration and make something better next time.

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  • October 19, 2016 at 12:47 pm
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    I like the samsung phones, real shame this has happened.

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  • October 19, 2016 at 12:53 pm
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    Well, considering the other phone’s update wasn’t that flashy, they should’ve just taken their time.

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  • October 19, 2016 at 4:50 pm
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    So why they are recalling all the phones instead of just producing new and replacing old faulty batteries??

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  • October 19, 2016 at 8:19 pm
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    It is impossible! What a fault!

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  • October 19, 2016 at 8:40 pm
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    Like the samsung phones, such a shame this has happened I will rethink my next phone purchase.

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  • October 20, 2016 at 11:43 am
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    Better to be safe than sorry

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  • October 20, 2016 at 1:41 pm
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    As much as I feel bad for Samsung, it’s also pretty entertaining. Mass chaos! Glad I waited and didn’t get one of these right away like I had planned. I just wish the new Pixel wasn’t only on Verizon 🙁

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  • October 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm
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    This phone had everything to be the number one smartphone in the world.
    Too bad that it happened this failure and it had to leave the market.

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  • October 20, 2016 at 6:42 pm
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    This is going to cost Samsung a bundle

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    • October 23, 2016 at 6:55 pm
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      @joe bond
      It already did, they lost like 1.33 bil I think

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  • October 20, 2016 at 9:19 pm
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    i’m very sorry for note 7 🙁

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  • October 21, 2016 at 10:35 am
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    I think note 4 battery is better

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  • October 23, 2016 at 2:26 pm
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    Wow that’s CRAZY! Thankfully I’m an iPhone user! I heard u can be fined like a massive fine if u get caught bringing one on a plane

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  • October 23, 2016 at 3:36 pm
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    Damn was really looking forward to the note 7 🙁

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  • October 23, 2016 at 11:22 pm
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    So I will keep my old Samsung

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  • October 24, 2016 at 4:32 pm
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    Thank god, I don’t even have a Samsung phone…

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  • October 24, 2016 at 11:16 pm
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    Good to know, I will not be buying a Samsung 7

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  • October 24, 2016 at 11:42 pm
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    A big hit to Samsung but they are so huge they will be fine.

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  • October 25, 2016 at 2:40 am
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    This is crazy

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  • October 30, 2016 at 12:25 pm
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    So glad i didn’t buy the Samsung Note 7 . I got the Samsung Galaxy 7 & it’s been brilliant : )

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  • October 31, 2016 at 3:12 am
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    I think that maybe in the future, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be worth something to collectors. I would save it if you have it and just not turn it on or unbox it! 😉 you never know

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  • November 8, 2016 at 4:00 am
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    WOW !THAT SCARY

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  • November 13, 2016 at 9:24 pm
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    It couldn’t happen!

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  • November 13, 2016 at 11:01 pm
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    So is that the reason the washing machines are blowing up too??

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  • November 14, 2016 at 12:52 pm
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    Well they say they’re continuing with the eighth generation of products next year, so they clearly intend to power through this.

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  • November 15, 2016 at 4:27 pm
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    Regardless, I have always and will always love Samsung! I am using one of their phones to write this, they are an amazing brand with a high quality product. Way better than Apple.

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  • November 20, 2016 at 8:27 pm
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    Interesting! Thanks!

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  • November 25, 2016 at 4:21 pm
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    Its interesting to see that they’re going to continue with the Note line after this.

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  • December 3, 2016 at 7:38 pm
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    I heard the Note 7 is great for VR lol

    Actually I just read about Samsung banning the Note7 in Australia because there a lot of people didn’t returned or something like that, also, not only the Note7 explodes, a lot of devices with malfunctions will do it, since

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  • December 8, 2016 at 7:55 pm
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    The last report said it was because it wasn’t in a space with enough room to naturally expand.

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  • December 23, 2016 at 1:50 pm
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    Glad I own Apple products only

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