Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Device Explodes In South Korea

Pappi Hex

South Korean electronics giant Samsung is in the news again for the wrong reason, this time, not due to defects in its Foldable phones but exploding device.

Yep! I said exploding device. If you can flash back to 2016, Samsung was forced to recall the Galaxy Note 7 flagship devices because of exploding batteries. Three years after that saga, one Samsung user in South Korea has posted online pictures of his Galaxy S10 5G which he claimed caught fire and exploded without any cause.

According to the AFP (via the Economic Times), the smartphone owner who asked to be simply identified with his surname Lee, claimed that his Galaxy S10 5G phone got burnt “without reasons.”

My phone was on the table when it started smelling burnt and smoke soon engulfed the phone,” Les said. “I had to drop it to the ground when I touched it because it was so hot.”

Lee said that he didn’t do anything to the device which he described as beyond repairs since “everything inside was burnt” due to the explosion.

Launched this year, Samsung made the Galaxy S10 5G available to the general public in South Korea as the country is 5G ready.

Samsung has, however, refused to refund Lee his $1,200. The electronics giant said the device exploded due to an “external impact” and not some technical issue inside the device.

During the recall of the 2016 Galaxy Note 7 flagships, Samsung lost billions of dollars and as well a dent in its reputation.

Last month, Samsung delayed the release of the $2,000 Galaxy Fold whose sample units saw various kind of screen defects in the hands of tech journalists in the US. Samsung later said the device needed “further improvements.”

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