Samsung Galaxy Note 9 catches fire in woman's purse

Gerald Bowen
September 18, 2018

Ms. Chung has filed a lawsuit against Samsung and is requesting for an undisclosed amount in damages and a restraining order preventing the Galaxy Note9 from being sold. It has taken great precautions in its battery testing, downgraded its batteries since a year ago, and implemented a new cooling system in the Galaxy Note 9.

Battery woes seem to back to haunt Samsung.

A Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 smartphone has reportedly caught fire in a woman's purse in NY.

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According to a report by the New York Post, the incident happened when the woman was in an elevator and her phone got extremely hot while using it. Chung had placed the phone in her purse when "she heard a whistling and screeching sound, and she noticed thick smoke". "Extremely panicked", Chung started smashing elevator buttons, as the thick smoke made it hard to see. While some have speculated that the Samsung Galaxy S10 could finally be the foldable phone we've all been expecting, it's unlikely that Samsung will have its expected foldable screen technology on its flagship range, and will rather launch it as a separate product line. He said that the engineers at Samsung are confident of its safety, and that users do not have to worry about batteries any more. This continued until a good Samaritan picked the Note 9 with a cloth, and immersed it into a bucket of water.

Chung says the "traumatic" experience left her unable to contact clients and ruined everything in her bag.

For its part, Samsung says it is investigating the matter but that no similar incidents have been reported. The American branch of the South Korean firm acknowledge the receipt of the litigation and said it's now investigating the claim, maintaining that this is the first report of its latest flagship - released three weeks ago - being faulty in any way. Either way, this doesn't mean the Galaxy Note 9 is faulty in any way, and we haven't seen any other Note 9 fire reports for the time being.

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