Samsung's Battery Problems Continue with Replacement Galaxy Note 7 Phones

Episode 1330 (34:30)

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

There have been reports of replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones exploding, indicating that the problem may not be fully resolved. One of the stories was from a Southwest Airlines flight. A passenger's Note 7 got very hot, so he threw it on the ground, it started smoking, and they evacuated the plane. The phone had not only burned itself, but it burned through the carpet to the subflooring on the plane. Samsung still has to investigate, along with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to see if the phone really was fixed. If these really are replacement Note 7s that are still bursting into flames, then that is a big problem. Leo wouldn't advise buying a Note 7 at this point. This could be a disaster for Samsung.

Find out the latest on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 story at theverge.com.