China is the biggest nation in the world when it comes to population. The country has a massive population, which makes it a hub for many brands across the world. However, China is quite strict about the business in their country. Not many brands are as successful in China as they are in the rest of the world. China is especially tougher for smartphone manufacturers as the country already has a large number of local players doing quite well. Oppo, Huawei and Xiaomi are some of the examples of these local players. Samsung, a global leader in the Android markets too, has not been doing as well in China as it has been in most other nations. Over the last few days, there were reports of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones exploding in China too.
While Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones have been exploding around the world, them catching fire in China is especially alarming, as it was considered up until now that the China variants of the Note 7 devices are safer. This was because they used ATL batteries in China. However, it has now come to light that all of those reports were fake, and Samsung China has said that 26 fake reports of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 catching fire have come out.
This was actually a fault on the users’ end. Samsung claims that US residents filed nine erroneous reports, three of them originated in South Korea, two were made in France and the rest were individual cases in the UK, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Iraq, Lebanon, Philippines, Romania, Singapore, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam.
However, it is worth noting that only 12 of the 26 reports were investigated by Samsung, as the other 14 were cancelled by the users. In some cases users had thrown away their phone. In some cases Samsung were not able to contact the users.