Samsung Note 7 replacement catches fire on plane

It would appear that all is not solved on the battery front

Samsung Note 7 replacement catches fire on plane

Image: Brian Green

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has received extensive media coverage since its launch. Unfortunately for Samsung, the majority of it has been about the exploding battery issue. 

It was thought that the global exchange programme would put the issue to bed, but it would appear not. A Southwest Airlines flight from Louisville to Baltimore was evacuated yesterday, whilst still at the gate, because a passenger's Note 7 began to omit smoke.

All passengers and crew disembarked the aircraft and no injuries were reported. 

Brian Green, owner of the Note 7 in question, told The Verge that he collected his new device on September 21st and a black square symbol on the box indicates that this device was, indeed, a replacement Note 7. 

The device was powered off and in his pocket when it began smoking. He dropped it on the floor of the plane and a "thick grey-green angry smoke" was streaming out of the device. 

He said the phone was at around 80 percent of battery capacity when the incident occurred and that he only used a wireless charger since receiving the device.