Galaxy Note 9 Reportedly Catches Fire - Note7 Nightmare Returning for Samsung?

A New York woman is suing Samsung after alleging her Galaxy Note 9 caught fire while in her purse

Long Island real estate agent Diane Chung reported that her Note 9 caught fire on September 3, resulting in thick smoke billowing from inside her purse while she was riding in her building's elevator.

She then heard whistling and screeching sound as smoke appeared from her purse, the woman alleges.

As further indicated in the lawsuit, Chung reacted by trying to empty the contents of her purse on the elevator floor. She is seeking unspecified damages and a restraining order barring the sales of any Galaxy Note 9.

According to SamMobile, confirmation has come from the CEO of Samsung's mobile division DJ Koh, who told Chinese media this week that the changes to the new device would be "very significant", offer "amazing" colours and have an update that would please consumers.

According to the lawsuit filed by Chung, she was in the elevator when her phone became extremely hot.

The Galaxy Note9 is available for almost a month and this is the first alleged incident of a possible battery issue.

Chung calls the experience "traumatic" in her lawsuit, adding that the fire left her unable to contact clients and ruined everything in her bag.

After the Galaxy Note7's fiasco, Samsung had stepped up efforts to prevent such situations from reoccurring. "We have not received any reports of similar incidents involving a Galaxy Note 9 device and we are investigating the matter".

Alone in the elevator, Chung became "extremely panicked" and began pressing buttons before the auto stopped at the lobby. "We've instituted a water-based carbon cooling system that is unique to Samsung, in addition to the eight-step battery safety check we created", Beaumont said.

No, not the disastrous, exploding Galaxy Note 7, which Samsung recalled in 2016. Several cases of Note 7 smartphone catching fire were reportede from across the world, forcing the company to dump 2.5 million devices. At 4,000mAh, it is the biggest battery found in a device that is marketed under the Galaxy Note brand.

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