Can’t Catch A Break: Another Samsung Phone Has Reportedly Exploded

2016-11-08 02:00:14Z
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Reports are emerging of another Samsung phone catching fire and exploding over the weekend.

A Samsung phone user from France claims her Galaxy J5 suddenly got very hot on Sunday. Smoke then began to pour out of the “swollen up” phone. 

“I panicked when I saw the smoke and I had the reflex to throw it away,” Lamya Bouyirdane told The Associated Press

The phone quickly caught fire, followed by the back blowing off.

https://twitter.com/LesNews/status/795377905698242561?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw


The Samsung phone in question is different to the Galaxy Note 7 which was recalled worldwide after reports of batteries overheating and catching fire. 

A mobile analyst for IDC said that incident was likely an isolated one. The phone has been on the market for several months, and this is the first report of a battery fire. 

Image credit: Samsung 

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