Samsung Galaxy J7 Catches fire in Jet Airways Domestic flight

Samsung Galaxy J7 Catches fire in Jet Airways Domestic flight

A Samsung smartphone caught fire mid-air on a Delhi-Indore flight last Friday, sending dozens of people in panic as the alert crew rushed to put the situation under control, according to a report. The phone explodes in just 15 minutes after the Jet Airways Flight took off from Delhi Airport. The crew then made a decision to put the phone in a tray of water to stop the smoke as part of the precautionary measure.

The handset, a Samsung J7, belonged to Delhi resident Arpita Dhal and was kept in her handbag under the seat. "We prayed to god", Atul said.

Arpita said that she would be lodging a complaint against Jet Airways as soon as she returns, for a major safety lapse of onboard fire extinguishers not working.

While everyone was looking forward to an update that carries Android 7.0 Nougat, Samsung has surprised many by rolling out the newer Android 7.1.1 Nougat to the Galaxy J5 2016, making it the first unlocked Sammy phone to receive this OS. This is a question of safety of passengers in flights.

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While so far this is a one-off incident and the exact reason behind the fire is still not know. The other smartphones were also kept in the tray as an act of precaution.

Samsung has not given out any official statement regarding the matter, however, in an interview with BGR, a Samsung spokesperson said "We are in touch with relevant authorities for more information".

If that wasn't bad enough, Consumer Reports recommends customers purchase a Samsung Galaxy S7 instead of the new iPhones, despite being launched 18 months earlier.

The incident once again brought back memories of the Samsung's now-discontinued premium smartphone Galaxy Note 7, whose multiple infamous instances of catching fire prompted the DGCA to issue a ban on it past year.

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