1. Dapper37's Avatar
    Samsungs popular smartphone explosion burns Hong Kong home: Report

    English.news.cn 2013-07-31 14:16:51

    BEIJING, July 31 (Xinhuanet) -- An exploding Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone burst into flames, burning a Hong Kong couples house to a crisp, according to media reports Wednesday.

    The man, identified in the original Xianguo.com report only as Mr. Du, claimed that his phone, battery, and charger were all legitimate Samsung products, but that's now difficult to confirm since his home and everything in it were destroyed.

    Du said that he sat on the living room sofa playing the game "Love Machine" on his charging Galaxy S4 when it suddenly exploded.

    In the heat of the moment, he threw the device onto the couch, which caught fire. The flames then spread to the curtains and the rest of the house.

    Dus neighbors were evacuated as firefighters fought the flames. Almost all of the couple's furniture and appliances burned to ash, the news site said.

    Although a fire department investigation initially resulted in a report of "no suspicious circumstances, the true cause of an entire house fire was the smartphone remains to be seen.

    Samsung told Xianguo that it will "carry out detailed investigations and tests to determine the cause of the incident."

    Samsung?s popular smartphone explosion burns Hong Kong home: Report - Xinhua | English.news.cn
    07-31-2013 08:48 AM
  2. EMY92's Avatar
    Ehh, it's in China...Everything in China is a counterfeit.
    trucky likes this.
    07-31-2013 02:46 PM
  3. trucky's Avatar
    There is so much this story leaves unsaid...

    • How many days had Mr. Du been playing "Love Machine"
    • How many extension cords were plugged into how many power strips before it got to his "legitimate" Samsung charger
    • Which highly combustible fabric was the couch made of
    • What flame retardant material were the curtains made from
    • With which hand did Mr. Du throw the phone to the couch

    Truly sorry for their loss.
    07-31-2013 02:59 PM
  4. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Where's the proof that those were OEM Samsung products. Everything in China is fake.
    07-31-2013 03:35 PM
  5. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    How is a big loss like this funny??? I would like to see your reasoning behind this.
    08-04-2013 12:55 PM
  6. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    I'm sorry but if you let your phone burn down your house I find it a bit comical. Now if there would have been any human losses this would have not been funny. But there werent't so "lol"
    He lost everything he worked so hard to get and your just sitting behind a computer screen, laughing.
    08-04-2013 01:17 PM
  7. NotJustAPhone's Avatar
    This thread has run its course. Closed.
    08-04-2013 02:22 PM

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