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Replacement Samsung phone emits smoke on plane

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>> Another Samsung phone exploding Wednesday causing the evacuation of a Southwest Airlines flight but this was not one of the recalled models, this was a replacement. That's according to the family who owned the brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 7. They say the phone started smoking inside the cabin of a plane that was supposed to fly from Louisville, Kentucky to Baltimore.
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No one was hurt but it's another damaging blow to the South Korean tech giant and a sign its troubles are far from over, says Reuters editor Peter Henderson.>> Neither we, nor Samsung, nor any of the US authorities looking into it have actually seen the new phones. So, it's not yet clear if there was some mistake at Samsung or if this is indeed the fixed version that's having a problem after all.
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if it is a replacement phone, it comes with a very bad time for Samsung just when it's dominance in the Android market is being challenged. It's also a hugely expensive problem. It's already replaced a million phones.>> Samsung, the world's largest smartphone maker, issued a global recall of at least 2.5 million Note7 smartphones last month, after it said faulty batteries were causing phones to catch fire.
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That announcement coming just days before the unveiling of Apple's iPhone 7 models. The timing of this latest incident also not great, as long time partner, Google, releases a smartphone competitor of its own and American activist hedge fund Elliott Management pushes for Samsung to break up.