Captured On Camera: How Pressure Causes A Samsung Note 7 To Explode

The Singapore lab testing Samsung Galaxy Note 7 says "any phone" would yield the same subjected to the pressure test.

Galaxy S7

Following the mass recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 after customers complained its batteries were catching fire, a Singapore lab performed tests on the device to find out the cause of the problem.

During a pressure test, the phone started to emit smoke and then burst into flames.

Galaxy Note 7 Battery Pressure

The result: Charred remains of the actual device.

Galaxy S7 battery test

Although the results were shocking, researchers at the Applied Energy Hub battery laboratory said "any battery" would yield the same results under pressure.

“Any pouch cell lithium-ion battery on any phone subjected to a heavy load will puncture over time, causing an internal short circuit,” Jan Geder, head of the lab, told Mail Online.

The photos emerged only a day after reports emerged that a replacement model of Note 7 caught fire on a Southwest Airlines flight from Louisville, Kentucky to Baltimore, Maryland.  

The owner of the phone told The Verge he bought his phone on 21 September.

Despite replacing faulty devices with new phones deemed safe, the South Korean company had to issue a statement yet again, assuring customers it was going to look into the cause of the explosion:

"We are working with the authorities and Southwest now to recover the device and confirm the cause," the company said in a statement. "Once we have examined the device we will have more information to share."

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