Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 catches fire in woman's purse

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A Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 smartphone has reportedly caught fire in a woman's purse in NY. Soon she heard a whistling and screeching sound, and she noticed thick smoke.

Chung emptied the purse, but a fire had started.

The Galaxy Note 9 reportedly catching fire will certainly grab Samsung's attention at the worst possible time, especially after the new 2018 iPhone lineup has officially gone on pre-order. For its part, Samsung told the Post that it has "not received any reports of similar incidents involving a Galaxy Note 9 device and [is] investigating the matter". The smoke from the phone filled the elevator until she was able to get the door open and kick it into the lobby.

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Ms. Chung is now filing a lawsuit against Samsung that along with damages is seeking to ban any further sales of the Note 9. She said the phone was still burning until a good samaritan picked it up and dropped it into a bucket of water.

Samsung have taken a lot of measures with the safety of their batteries with not just the added safety check but also deliberately not pushing the envelope with battery size and/or charging speeds.

Ironically, the incident comes barely a month after DJ Koh, head of Samsung's mobile business had promised consumers the batteries on the new Galaxy Note 9 are "safer than ever" and it goes "well above and beyond the industry standard". Chung, whose bag and the contents inside were completely ruin, called it a "traumatic" experience in the lawsuit. It follows the 3,300mAh battery on the Note 8, which has had few reports of thermal overrun malfunctions, and the 3,500mAh unit on the Note 7, of which more than 2.5 million devices have been recalled. Rumors say they may be related to the rear cameras, with a three or even four-lens array a possibility-though Samsung's October 11 Galaxy event that promises "4X fun" could see the unveiling of its first quad-camera phone.

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