The Samsung Galaxy A21 has caught fire, no I mean literally caught fire. The passenger’s phone overheated and caught fire after the flight from New Orleans had landed. It caught fire inside the cabin of an Alaska Airlines flight after landing at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. This event led to the deployment of the aircraft’s evacuation slides to remove the flight’s occupants.
Perry Cooper, a speaker for the Port of Seattle, who operates the airport said, “After much digging, I can tell you that the phone was burned beyond recognition. However, during an interview with one of the Port of Seattle Police officers, the passenger came forward that the phone was indeed a Samsung Galaxy A21. Though they could not confirm it just by looking at the remains of the device,”
Samsung’s spokesperson has stated that the company is aware of the present situation and is currently conducting a thorough investigation. However, Alaska Airlines hasn’t responded as of now.
Does Samsung have previous fire accidents?
This wouldn’t be the first time a Samsung has caught fire; the whole incident is reminiscent of the Galaxy Note 7 five years ago. In 2016, the Korean electronics behemoth recalled the Galaxy Note 7 twice before eventually discontinuing it after a battery flaw that caused dozens of the phones to explode or burst into flames.
Few original batteries were found improperly constructed and got a little squished. While few replacements were missing insulation tape and/or had sharp metal bits that punched through coverings. To avoid problems in the future, Samsung implemented an eight-point inspection process for its batteries.
What are the Samsung Galaxy A21 specifications?
It boasts a 6.5-inch Infinity-O HD+ display with a cutout on top for the selfie camera. The A21 is powered by an octa-core processor along with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, being further expandable to 512GB. It has Android 10-based OneUI and also has a 4,000mAh battery which supports 15W fast-charging. Also boasts a quad rear camera setup, having a 16MP main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, a 2MP macro sensor, also a 2MP depth sensor. There is also a 13MP front camera and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for security.
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