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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones reportedly catch fire

Two Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones reportedly have caught fire in China in what, if confirmed, would be the first such incidents in that country.

By: | Seoul | Published: September 19, 2016 12:15 PM
A user of Chinese social media posted on Sunday messages saying a friend's Note 7 caught fire over the weekend. (Reuters) A user of Chinese social media posted on Sunday messages saying a friend’s Note 7 caught fire over the weekend. (Reuters)

Two Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones reportedly have caught fire in China in what, if confirmed, would be the first such incidents in that country.

A user of Chinese social media posted on Sunday messages saying a friend’s Note 7 caught fire over the weekend. South Korean and Chinese news reports say a second Note 7 user reported a phone exploded Sunday.

Samsung has announced a recall for some phones in China but says other sales will go ahead because the Note 7 sold in China uses a different battery than those linked to problems elsewhere.

Samsung did not respond to emails seeking comment.

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