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A Chinese Galaxy 7 owner named Hui Renjie claims that his brand new Galaxy Note 7—the one with a supposedly safe battery pack—burst into flames just like the defective smartphones that Samsung has been working so hard to replace.
According to a report by CNN Money, Renjie says his phone was plugged into its USB charger overnight when the battery exploded, causing substantial damage to his computer and destroying the phone in the process.
Samsung has been recalling the Note 7 in many countries, including the United States, but it curiously left China out. The company said that the Chinese version of the device featured a battery pack from an entirely different supplier and that it was already safe. Samsung is investigating Renjie’s claim and attempting to discover what exactly went wrong.
In a best-case scenario, Renjie’s phone would be a freak accident or perhaps a mix-up in components from a third-party seller, but if the Note 7 replacement units are found to still exhibit explosive tendencies, Samsung could be looking a seriously dire situation.
Mike Wehner is a former tech editor for the Daily Dot who now writes for BGR. His work has appeared everywhere from Yahoo to CNN, and there’s a good chance his Apple Watch is dead right now.