Earlier this month Samsung replaced a number of the Galaxy Note 7 handsets that they recalled after they caught fire due to a problem with the smartphone’s battery.

In total Samsung recalled around 2.5 million units of the Note 7, and replaced them with a new one that was meant to have solved the problem.

However, according to Brian Green, they have not.

Green said that his newly replaced handset caught fire whilst on a plane, despite Samsung stating that they have fixed the problem.

The flight he was on was reportedly evacuated whilst it sat at a gate to the phone catching fire, and an investigative team now have the device.

But this is all according to reports, we cannot be sure if the story is true or not, however, The Verge has claimed to have checked the IMEI number of the handset and confirmed that this is one of the updated handsets.

They also released the following statement from Samsung:

Until we are able to retrieve the device, we cannot confirm that this incident involves the new Note7. We are working with the authorities and Southwest now to recover the device and confirm the cause. Once we have examined the device we will have more information to share.

At the moment, that’s about all we know. We will update you as soon as we hear more.

Source: The Verge

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