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Not again! Samsung's Note 7 is causing MORE problems

Not again! Samsung's Note 7 is causing MORE problems

Oh boy. This isn't good news for Samsung.

Just when we thought the company was rebounding from its recall of exploding phones, it turns out the replacement Note 7 phones it has issued aren't doing much better.

The phones were also previously banned on all aircraft, but the ban didn't apply to replacement models. It most likely will now, as a Samsung-issued replacement Note 7 phone is the reason Southwest Airlines had to evacuate flight 994 headed to Baltimore from Louisville, Kentucky.

The phone, owned by a man named Brian Green, began smoking after he powered it off at the flight crew's request and put it in his pocket. The phone ended up falling out of Green's pocket, then began emitting a "thick grey-green angry smoke."

Luckily, the plane was still at the gate and was evacuated with no injuries were reported. One of Green's friends, however, reported that the phone "burned through the carpet and scorched the subfloor of the plane."

To make matters worse, the Note 7 that caused the commotion was indeed one of Samsung's replacement phones, which Green got from his local AT&T store on September 21. The phone even displayed the correct indicators of a safe-to-use phone - the black square symbol and the green battery icon we've told you about. 

What is Samsung's next move? The one thing I can tell you is that Green has already made the switch and bought an iPhone 7 to replace his charred Galaxy Note 7.

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Source: Fortune
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