The Galaxy Note7 might be dead and buried, but its legacy continues to live on. How so, you might be wondering?
It seems a man in Toronto has recently had to deal with an incident involving his Galaxy S5 smartphone which caught on fire during the night. Mario Jakab went to bed one evening only to be awakened by the heat emanated by the phone and firework-like sounds.
According to the CBC, Jakab alerted Samsung of the situation and one of the company’s engineers already retrieved the phone. When asked, he claimed the battery and charging cables were all original. He also mentioned he purchased the phone back in 2014.
At this time, it’s unclear whether Samsung will reimburse Jakab for the burning phone or not, but the company has launched an investigation into what caused the incident.
Speaking on which, next week Samsung is due to announce the official results of its investigation into what made the Galaxy Note7 batteries explode.
We haven’t heard any overheating Galaxy S5 so far, although the current report does claim a lawsuit filed in the US claims the Galaxy Note7 specific issue does extend to other Galaxy models.
Hopefully, the unfortunate events experienced by Jakab won’t be replicated anytime soon. The Canadian said he shared his story so that people know how to protect themselves.