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One of the Exploding phones Was Not a Galaxy Note 7 But A Galaxy Core Prime

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Samsung may be already suffering from a Galaxy Note 7 recall crisis, but that does not mean it is entirely out of the water. One of the phones reported in the initial set of exploding phones, the only one which physically harmed any one turned out to be a galaxy Core Prime. A 6 year old boy was rushed to the emergency room when a the Galaxy Core Prime exploded. This means that the battery incident may not be isolated but across other Samsung handsets as well. The 6 year old boy has suffered bodily injury and burns on his hands.

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The 6 year old boy was reportedly playing video games, when the phone caught fire and filled the whole room with smoke. Luckily the grandparents were around to rescue the boy and take him to the Emergency room.

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A few weeks ago Samsung initiated a global recall of it’s Note 7 handsets that have a battery manufacturing defect causing the batteries to short out and catch fire. Samsung is also planning to push a software update to the devices not yet recalled limiting the charging capacity to 60%.

As a reminder, please be vigilant when allowing children to play with electronics.

 

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AdityaT
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iGyaan News Correspondent, an Intern, Technology lover, iGyaan hippie
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Colleen Anthony
Colleen Anthony

My Galaxy Core Prime gets excessively hot when it's being charged. I will be switching to a different phone!!

Abi Bittman
Abi Bittman

Collin, Mathew, Deidre, Ben, Amber, Georgia, Ashleigh, did you guys hear about this?

Collin Chalut
Collin Chalut

Yeah it was a warehouse out for the last month

Abhishek Kaushal
Abhishek Kaushal

I think the software on these Samsung devices is causing this exploding problem. I have a samsung device after updating it is heating so bad!!

Augustus Glewp
Augustus Glewp

My razr caught fire. My nintendo ds caught fire. My sega dreamcast caught fire. EVERYTHING IS CATCHING FIRE \U0001f602\U0001f602

Ronald Thompson
Ronald Thompson

So - Samsung has an epidemic with all their devices, and not just the Note 7? That's all this tells me, and it's hell on Earth for someone investing in Samsung.

Devraj Acharya
Devraj Acharya

I had Samsung Galaxy S4 a year ago. After updating it to Android 5.0 Lollipop, it used to get overheated during charging and also used to smell as if something is burning. Then I planned to get rid of it. Now I am a happy & satisfied #MotoG3 user.

Moazam Ali
Moazam Ali

Still using S4 with same condition. Living on the edge \U0001f600

Karan Giri
Karan Giri

That means Samsung blaming a third party company for batteries is just a trick , the company it self has a problem \U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602

Jordan Baier
Jordan Baier

hahahahahahaha that's Samsung garbage for ya ;-)

Ashley Wilson
Ashley Wilson

My Note 4 caught on fire. this doesn't surprise me one bit