Re­port of dif­fer­ent Sam­sung phone mod­els ex­plod­ing

Kuwait Times - - TECHNOLOGY -

A Sam­sung phone user in France says her Gal­axy J5 smart­phone caught fire and ex­ploded. The model is dif­fer­ent from the Gal­axy Note 7 that has been re­called world­wide. Lamya Bouyir­dane told The As­so­ci­ated Press that on Sun­day she no­ticed the phone was very hot af­ter she asked her four-year-old son to pass it over. She said she threw the phone away when she re­al­ized it had “swollen up” and smoke was com­ing out. The phone then caught fire and the back of the hand­set blew off. Her part­ner quickly ex­tin­guished it. Bouyir­dane, who re­sides in the south­west­ern French city of Pau, said she will sue Sam­sung. Sam­sung re­cently re­called mil­lions of its Gal­axy Note 7 smart­phones be­cause of a prob­lem that caused the bat­ter­ies to over­heat and catch fire.

—AP

SEOUL: In this Oct 5, 2016 file photo, the cor­po­rate logo of Sam­sung Elec­tron­ics Co. is seen at its shop.

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