The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is our favorite Samsung flagship. The handset checks all the right boxes, but could it turn out to be yet another fire hazard? Well here’s the right news for you. The Galaxy Note 9 caught fire inside a woman’s purse in New York. A lawsuit has been filed against the South Korean giant, Samsung.
According to the New York Post, a real estate agent, Diane Chung has filed a lawsuit against Samsung. The agent alleges that the Galaxy Note 9 the lady was carrying became “extremely hot” all-of-a-sudden while she was in an elevator. So, the lady stopped using the phone and put it in her purse. Chung, suddenly heard some whistling and screeching sounds, along with thick smoke coming from it.
After then, a lawsuit was filed with the Queens Supreme Court claiming that lady pulled out her smartphone, which was burning hot and burnt her fingers. The lady than threw out the Galaxy Note 9 on the elevator floor. Besides, the Galaxy Note 9 caught fire and the fire didn’t stop until someone picked up the device and placed it in a bucket of water.
The whole incident reminds us of the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, that was Samsung’s biggest failure. The major problem in Note 7 was a very little space in the smartphone to breathe, resulting in punctured batteries. It was not just one device to catch fire, the numbers were so major, that Samsung had to recall over 2.5 million Note 7 phones.
Now, the Galaxy Note 9 comes with an eight-point inspection process to measure the safety of its battery. The 4000mAh battery pack on the Galaxy Note 9 is the biggest-ever Samsung has ever put in a smartphone. According to DJ Koh, the Galaxy Note 9 is safer than ever, I mean this is what he shared on stage while launching the handset. But, looking at these new lawsuits, put our mind to a big question mark? that how safe really the Galaxy Note 9 is in real life.
A Samsung representative in an official statement said, “Samsung takes customer safety very seriously and we stand behind the quality of the millions of Galaxy devices in use in the United States. We’ve not received any reports of similar incidents involving a Galaxy Note9 device and we are investigating the matter.”
So, do you still believe in Samsung? Well, we believe in Samsung, but what do you guys think? let us know in the comments section below.