So it seems that the battery issues Samsung have experienced with their 2016 Galaxy Note 7 flagship device is the gift that just keeps on giving after a supposedly “safe” device; reportedly caught fire causing a plane in the US to be evacuated before take off.
The owner made a statement that the device began overheating in his pocket despite being powered off and not on charge at the time, he tossed the device on the floor of the plane where it began to emit a thick grey smoke. At this time the Southwest airlines plane that was set to do a relatively short hop from Louisville to Baltimore, was evacuated safely through the main cabin doors.
Regarding this latest incident, Samsung has said in a statement:
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.
It is a concern that there are still devices at large that clearly are a risk to safety, perhaps its time for Samsung to push an OTA that deliberately bricks the devices.
How do you believe Samsung can right the issues with the Galaxy Note 7 phones?