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Samsung Galaxy J5 Reportedly Explodes in France

  A Samsung phone user in France says her Galaxy J5 smartphone caught fire and exploded on Sunday. The model is different from the Galaxy Note 7 that has been recalled worldwide. Lamya Bouyirdane told The Associated Press on Monday that she noticed the phone was very hot after she asked her four-year-old son to pass it over during a ... Read More »

Samsung Reportedly in Talks With LG Chem for New Smartphone Batteries

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is in talks with LG Chem Ltd to supply batteries for its new smartphones, the Nikkei newspaper reported, citing sources. Samsung, the world’s biggest smartphone maker, scrapped production of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 and said it would take a hit to its operating profit of about $3 billion over the next two quarters as a ... Read More »

OnePlus 3 Production Reportedly Halted to Make Way for New Snapdragon 821-Based Variant

  OnePlus may soon halt production of its OnePlus 3 smartphone to make way for a new variant, as per industry sources, and it may be called the OnePlus 3s or OnePlus 3 Plus. The Chinese company is said to be working on a refreshed version of the OnePlus 3 which will come with the upgraded Snapdragon 821 processor. The ... Read More »

Huawei Reportedly Refused to Build Google Pixel Smartphones Without Its Own Logo

A new report claims Google’s partnership with Huawei has been unsteady, adding that while the Chinese telecommunications giant was originally due to produce the Pixel smartphones, it backed out once Google said the OEM logo would not be placed on the smartphones. According to a report by Android Police, which cites a source familiar with Huawei’s operations, Google made the ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones Reportedly Catch Fire in China

Two Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones reportedly have caught fire in China in what, if confirmed, would be the first such incidents in the world’s largest smartphone market. Samsung Electronics said it was investigating one of the reported cases. The South Korean firm had earlier said Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold in China were safe to use. A user of ... Read More »

iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus Reportedly Making a Weird Hissing Sound Under Load

Apple started shipping the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to pre-ordered customers and made it available in retail stores on Friday, and three days later, reports of a strange issue are coming in. Cheekily calling it ‘noisegate’, several users are reporting that their iPhone 7 Plus is making a weird hissing noise, especially under load. Some users indicate the ... Read More »

Xiaomi Reportedly Investigating Recent Phone Explosion Cases; Will Offer Compensation

It seems explosions are becoming a bigger problem for smartphones in general. After Samsung’s fiasco with its new Galaxy Note 7, Xiaomi is the latest to join the club. Two cases of Mi smartphone explosions have been reported from China which have reportedly led the company to initiate investigations. According to a report by Central News Agency, Xiaomi has appointed ... Read More »

Now, Samsung Reportedly Hit With a Lawsuit About an Exploding Galaxy S7 Edge

As if the exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 controversy wasn’t enough, another alleged Samsung smartphone explosion case is now surfacing online. This time, Samsung reportedly faces a lawsuit after a Galaxy S7 Edge exploded inside the pocket of an Ohio resident. The explosion allegedly gave Daniel Ramirez second and third degree burns on his groin, leg, and lower back. He ... Read More »

Android 7.0 Nougat Update Now Reportedly Rolling Out to Android One Devices

  Google started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat update to compatible Nexus devices last month and earlier this month LG V20, first smartphone with Android 7.0 Nougat, was launched. Now, next in line for the update are Android One devices, as the search giant has has reportedly started rolling out an over-the-air Android 7.0 update for the smartphone series. According ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Explosions Reportedly Set a Jeep and House on Fire in the US

  Exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units are now being reported worldwide. After the incident in Australia, where a man was presented with a $1,400 bill because his handset exploded and caused damage to his hotel room, the most recent explosion cases are now coming in from the US. A Florida resident’s jeep was completely totalled after his Galaxy Note ... Read More »