09-08-2016 11:12 AM
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  1. jsgiv's Avatar
    In case you're looking for proof it's in the US...

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.xda-d...android-att-us

    Edit - one particularly alarming quote from the article:

    "The US based explosion may not have been charging at the time of failure, which could make any phone a ticking time bomb at any time, and not just while charging."

    Edit 2: direct link to Reddit post with additional details:

    https://m.reddit.com/r/Android/comme...t&compact=true
    09-06-2016 11:30 PM
  2. akin_t's Avatar
    Yeah we've confirmed one in Missouri I think.
    09-06-2016 11:35 PM
  3. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Concerning stuff.

    I've shut down my Note7 and put it in the box until I get a replacement. In the meantime, I've switched over to the LG G4 temporarily.
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    09-06-2016 11:37 PM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    So... Two usa battery failures.... Both tmobile.
    09-06-2016 11:39 PM
  5. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Concerning stuff.

    I've shut down my Note7 and put it in the box until I get a replacement. In the meantime, I've switched over to the LG G4 temporarily.
    You've got it working again?
    09-06-2016 11:40 PM
  6. jsgiv's Avatar
    Yeah we've confirmed one in Missouri I think.
    There are some here in other threads that maintain they will continue to use their phones because there's been no concrete proof that it happens in the US.

    Hopefully this will give pause to anyone still on the fence about continuing to use their phone .... This is obviously bigger and affects more devices than originally let on.

    I want my N7 back as badly as anyone else out there but imho it's not worth the risk.
    09-06-2016 11:45 PM
  7. akin_t's Avatar
    So... Two usa battery failures.... Both tmobile.
    Considering no one knows what causes this, I cringe when people on here think they're in the clear simply because "bad things are things that happen to other people, not me!"
    Serkle K likes this.
    09-06-2016 11:46 PM
  8. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    You've got it working again?
    It's separate from the failed ones.
    09-06-2016 11:47 PM
  9. jsgiv's Avatar
    So... Two usa battery failures.... Both tmobile.
    Well to add further confusion to the mix - another quote from the article:

    "However, Reddit user DradisBacon did some detective work into the iFixIt teardown and noted that Chinese built phones can also carry Samsung SDI batteries, removing some of those theories. "

    Which means even the Chinese built devices are now potentially susceptible when it was thought they weren't ?
    09-06-2016 11:49 PM
  10. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Well to add further confusion to the mix - another quote from the article:

    "However, Reddit user DradisBacon did some detective work into the iFixIt teardown and noted that Chinese built phones can also carry Samsung SDI batteries, removing some of those theories. "

    Which means even the Chinese built devices are now potentially susceptible when it was thought they weren't ?
    I think this whole thing might boil down to certification.

    SDI batteries can't be certified in China for some reason, so they have to get ATL on board to help out. Seems like ATL batteries are only for Hong Kong, Macau and China, at least before the recall.
    09-06-2016 11:56 PM
  11. Blues Fan's Avatar
    One was tmobile in St. Louis area and the other one I think someone said was an ATT one in the Atlanta area.
    09-07-2016 12:05 AM
  12. Cotano's Avatar
    Well to add further confusion to the mix - another quote from the article:

    "However, Reddit user DradisBacon did some detective work into the iFixIt teardown and noted that Chinese built phones can also carry Samsung SDI batteries, removing some of those theories. "

    Which means even the Chinese built devices are now potentially susceptible when it was thought they weren't ?
    Actually, I believe it was the ones made for the chinese market that were thought not to be affected by this. To better compete in that market samsung increased the amount of ram that the phones were getting. Maybe this also meant a different battery.

    Even so, wasn't the recall world wide? If so it would seem that samsung doesn't have any reason to believe that any of us are safe. Otherwise they would have said at the start that tmobile is excluded. Or that those whose phones have been below a certain temp were safe. As of now the only offical way to be safe is to exchange the device. The creator says they are faulty. Who are we to doubt them?
    09-07-2016 12:05 AM
  13. Pluka471's Avatar
    So... Two usa battery failures.... Both tmobile.
    No, much more than that. This is a statement from Samsung UK.

    "How many issues have been reported so far, and in which countries?
    A: Globally, as of September 1, there have been 35 cases that have been reported through Samsung’s customer service centers. Korea reported 17 cases, U.S. reported 17 cases, and 1 from Taiwan'
    09-07-2016 12:08 AM
  14. drusum's Avatar
    Unfortunately I don't have a backup phone and Verizon isn't doing loaners from what I've read. My only option is to downgrade before the replacements hit retailers. As concerning as this is, I'm taking my chances because I want the replacement and have no other option at this moment in doing so.
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    09-07-2016 12:11 AM
  15. stackberry369's Avatar
    Actually, I believe it was the ones made for the chinese market that were thought not to be affected by this. To better compete in that market samsung increased the amount of ram that the phones were getting. Maybe this also meant a different battery.

    Even so, wasn't the recall world wide? If so it would seem that samsung doesn't have any reason to believe that any of us are safe. Otherwise they would have said at the start that tmobile is excluded. Or that those whose phones have been below a certain temp were safe. As of now the only offical way to be safe is to exchange the device. The creator says they are faulty. Who are we to doubt them?
    Apparently a Note 7 exploded in a hotel and caused $1400 in damage.
    Pinhead117 likes this.
    09-07-2016 12:14 AM
  16. anon(607340)'s Avatar
    In case you're looking for proof it's in the US...

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.xda-d...android-att-us

    Edit - one particularly alarming quote from the article:

    "The US based explosion may not have been charging at the time of failure, which could make any phone a ticking time bomb at any time, and not just while charging."

    Edit 2: direct link to Reddit post with additional details:

    https://m.reddit.com/r/Android/comme...t&compact=true
    The entire article is basing their "confirmation" of the event on the fact it was posted by a Reddit user "who has been a redditor for 5 years with considerable Karma". That's not proof, not saying it didn't/couldn't happen, but that's garbage journalism.
    Jona005 and lanenubia like this.
    09-07-2016 12:20 AM
  17. Jude526's Avatar
    I don't have a backup phone. I am still using mine. Will until I can swap it out. There are two I know of in AZ that did explode.yes I am concerned. Am being careful. I can trade now but there isn't a phone I like . So I have to be patient and wait on replacement phones to be available.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    09-07-2016 12:37 AM
  18. noordzy77's Avatar
    Unfortunately I don't have a backup phone and Verizon isn't doing loaners from what I've read. My only option is to downgrade before the replacements hit retailers. As concerning as this is, I'm taking my chances because I want the replacement and have no other option at this moment in doing so.
    I'm in the same boat. I haven't noticed any excessive heat while charging (USB-C or on a charging pad). Waiting till next week to hit up my store.
    09-07-2016 04:58 AM
  19. spasell's Avatar
    So sick and tired of all the "could be this or could be that " bs.
    Jona005 and lanenubia like this.
    09-07-2016 07:53 AM
  20. rushmore's Avatar
    Had this been a removable battery the cost of a recall campaign would easily be a tenth of what they are probably spending and long term liability. Then again, even taking a one billion-ish dollar hit is cheaper long-term by maintaining the real intent of fixed batteries- keeping the aggregate phone retirement curve under two years. That is unless it happens again.
    09-07-2016 08:42 AM
  21. cardboard60's Avatar
    Good thing to think about in the future, is to keep a spare phone for a little while before trading it in.
    What would you do if you lost your phone.
    Or dropped it and broke it and it had to be sent off.
    What would you do then ?

    And just smoke damage in a Hotel room could cost 1400.00 to clean the smell out of the room.
    And you know even then they are gonna make it more than it really cost to cover their down time of the room.


    Just like buying a new car.
    There are recalls and things happen.
    We live in a world that is a fast pace of life.
    And companies and people do things on the spur of the moment.
    Everybody is trying to save money.
    Sometime it comes back to bite you.
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    09-07-2016 09:15 AM
  22. Deputy1's Avatar
    Google Fox 13 News in Tampa. Headline says a family's Jeep was destroyed when they left a Note 7 in the car for a few minutes. Uh oh!
    09-07-2016 08:22 PM
  23. Averix's Avatar
    Or they left fireworks in the back seat. Until the investigation is performed, you can't blame Samsung. Good thing they've issued a recall on the phones though. Before the Jeep bonfire.
    lanenubia likes this.
    09-07-2016 08:27 PM
  24. tinybfk's Avatar
    Seems easier to just add a link. http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-...03295058-story
    I wonder how solid this story is. I wonder if they're doing an investigation into the cause of the fire to confirm. I would assume so. You would think they would wait for confirmation first.
    09-07-2016 08:28 PM
  25. Shawn0813's Avatar
    Wow is all I can say. Maybe I need to leave mine in my car more often lol
    bucky716, Serkle K and lanenubia like this.
    09-07-2016 08:28 PM
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