Footage of an iPhone that caught fire and melted through its case is doing the rounds on Twitter.
If Samsung chooses to dispose of the phones, it will potentially face heavy penalties from the Korean government on environmental grounds.
Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested early on Friday over his alleged role in a corruption scandal rocking the highest levels of power in South Korea, dealing a fresh blow to the world's biggest maker of smartphones and memory chips.
Apple toppled Samsung as numero uno player in the global smartphone market with 17.9% share in the December quarter, research firm Gartner said today.
Following the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mishap the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said that manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries would be subjected to greater oversight and regular inspections.
Self-driving cars to Note 7: Among many things, technology has taught me to trust it and accept its flaws
Last year, among the most popular news stories was a series of device accidents involving the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Sometime towards the end of the year, I boarded a flight to the United States.
Samsung has put months of speculation finally to rest by revealing what caused its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to spontaneously combust. As it turns out, the batteries are to blame.
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will announce this month the results of an investigation into what caused some of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch fire, the JoongAng Ilbo newspaper reported on Monday citing unnamed sources.
Samsung had a very memorable year or shall I say explosive? The Korean tech giant started off quite well, and it seemed to be all prepared and loaded. However the second half was probably a nightmare for the company.
A research firm called Apteligent has reported that as of last week, the number of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units in use were more than the LG V20 and OnePlus 3T combined, which also a few units less than the Moto Z.
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is in talks with LG Chem Ltd to make it one of its smartphone battery suppliers, the Chosun Ilbo newspaper said on Monday - a move that would diversify its supplier base after the failure of its Galaxy Note 7.
The owner of the smartphone added that the burning handset was stuck to his hand before he was able to throw it out of his car’s window
It has been a good 2 months or 68 days since Samsung put out its official statement announcing that it will replace every single Note 7 handset out there with a new one and we still have no answers.
South Korean prosecutors raided the offices of Samsung Electronics on Tuesday as part of a probe over a political scandal involving President Park Geun-hye.
A Reliance Lyf 1 smartphone user on Sunday, posted an image of a burnt Lyf 1 handset. According to a tweet sent by the user, Tanvir Sadiq, his Lyf 1 handset first exploded and then burst into flames. The photographs accompanying the tweet shows a burnt handset with Lyf branding on the rear side.
No-frills airline SpiceJet today said passengers are prohibited from carrying Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in hand, check-in baggages and cargo
Meanwhile, the recall is believed to cost Samsung $5 billion or even more, which including the lost sales.
Hundreds of South Korean Galaxy Note 7 smartphone owners were preparing Monday to file a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics over the fire-prone device.
The Apple iPhone 7 went on sale in South Korea, seeking to fill a void left by arch-rival Samsung on its home turf following a damaging recall fiasco over the Note 7 smartphone.