insanejojo, 19 Sep 2016Since this phone is waterproof, it could be shipped inside a sealed container filled with wate... moreIt is waterproof when submerged for hours. Shipping times are measured in days.
And on top of that, water reacts chemically with lithium.
even waterproof xperias had removable battery like x10i, xperia activeetc
Not surprising. No company would risk it's assets and customer loyalty transporting truckloads of potentially explosive devices. That would be an insurance nightmare.
Since this phone is waterproof, it could be shipped inside a sealed container filled with water. that would be the easiest and safest way...
Anonymous, 19 Sep 2016It's full blown case, but media and USA inland security. Out of 2 million delivered, 36, 70 ev... moreThose hissing sounds can only be heard when you place your phone against your ear. Nothing to go nuts about. It won't burn your house down like the note 7.
For a nation which needs to be written on shoelaces that are dangerous and can cause a fall there is no help.
samsung must do the smart thing and ditch these idiots and secretly assign shipping through those carriers that transport fireworks...there..solved...hehe
seriously? then turn off the phone and send it back to samsung.. how hard was that?
It's full blown case, but media and USA inland security. Out of 2 million delivered, 36, 70 even 500 may have melted, now exploded as mistaken by media. It cuz happen to Apple iPhone 7 even, surely hissing sounds have started comming our utube, processors load, total hardware problem. Let's see when hype blasts.
They just want more money for their service. They don't care about personnel safety.
Samsung just start your own freight company, then you can save a lot on transporting stuff back and forth :D
So the only reports have been whilst charging and they're afraid of transporting them not on charge and turned off... I think they're making a much bigger deal out of this than they should be.
This dystopian paranoid reaction of the USA, which is making it's way to the UK alas, is based on poorly or uneducated people being in positions of authority, they are too stupid to make common sense based decisions. As others have pointed out, a) Note 7 only catches fire when charging. b) Switching it completely off prior to shipping, which is law anyway world-wide I understand, is obviously going to further reduce the chances of an issue.
I do however wonder if the idea of sealed batteries (started by Apple!) is a smart move. Just imagine how much easier all this would have been if all Samsung had to do was recall the batteries and exchange for a new one. The Moto DEFY Android phone was fully water resistant (more so than the Sony Xperias btw) and yet had a removable battery. I owned two DEFYs and they never leaked despite me giving lots of demos to my friends by dropping them in beer, water etc.
it explodes during charging, everything else is just bias and bullshit,.. USA just tries to disgrace Samsung even more. between I'm not a Samsung fan I don't care about any Company but its clear that they are just exaggerating the case.
kevin97, 19 Sep 2016Well...the ammunition only explodes when triggered...the Note 7 may explode at any given time :) No, Note 7 only "might" explode when it's turned on. There isn't any probability that it will explode when it's turned off. They just need to transport them after turning off the devices.