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Burnt Note 7

When Phones Explode

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Overheard: "I'd buy a Samsung Note7, but they explode." No, they don't. Defective lithium-ion batteries explode. This is an important distinction. And regardless of the sensationalist claims you've heard from ratings-seekers and clickbaiters, lithium-ion batteries don't explode very often. Here's what you need to know.