南韓三星在智慧型手機Galaxy Note 7接連傳出電池爆炸後宣布大規模回收換機，據說有人換新機後帶上飛機發生冒煙，新加坡有實驗室今天測試這款手機電池，驚人的爆炸影像曝光。
報導昨天指出Note 7新機冒煙事件，發生在1架從肯塔基州路易斯市（Louisville）飛往巴爾的摩（Baltimore）的西南航空（Southwest Airlines）班機上。
「每日郵報」（Daily Mail）網站報導，如今，多張令人擔憂的照片顯示，1支Note 7手機電池在充飽電下加壓測試後爆炸起火。
Shocking images show a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 burst into flames after pressure is applied to its battery
Alarming images show a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploding into flames after pressure was applied to the lithium ion battery
Samsung's troubled Galaxy Note 7 has been subject to a mass product recall following reports of exploding batteries.
However, the lab responsible for the test has since claims that 'any phone' would suffer the same fate if subjected to the test.
The photos emerged just a day after a replacement model reportedly began giving off smoke inside a plane.
The incident occurred on a Southwest Airlines flight to Baltimore from Louisville, Kentucky.
The test was carried out at the Applied Energy Hub battery laboratory in Singapore.
'Any pouch cell lithium-ion battery on any phone subjected to a heavy load will puncture over time, causing an internal short circuit,' said Jan Geder, Head of Laboratory at Applied Energy Hub in Singapore, where the test was carried out.
'We are certain that the same test applied on any lithium-ion battery in any phone will yield very similar results given the sufficient mechanical pressure applied; not just the Note7.
'During the test, a blunt nail was pressed directly on the battery while the rear part of housing was removed before.
'We emphasize that it is highly unlikely that the conditions of this test can be achieved under regular phone use,' said Jan Geder, Head of Laboratory, Applied Energy Hub in Singapore.
The images shows the device giving off smoke before exploding and bursting into flames.
Photos showing the aftermath of the explosive test reveal the charred remains of the smartphone and its battery.
The conditions of the lab test do not replicate the nature of the malfunctions experienced by Note 7 owners.
However, Samsung has faced harsh criticism following the emergence of the potentially dangerous product flaw involving overheating of the Note 7's battery.
Some of the toughest criticism levelled at the Korean brand has been over its fumbling of the recall, reports Reuters.
It warned affected users to immediately turn off their phones only after the same warning was issued by the U.S. consumer protection agency.
The regulator criticised Samsung for not following proper recall procedures.
Some consumers also complained about the replacement phones, either saying they lose power too quickly or run too hot.
In China, where Samsung says its Note 7 uses safe batteries, some users claimed their phones caught fire, while it was forced to delay resuming sales in South Korea due to a slow recall progress.
Eric Schiffer, brand strategy expert and chairman of Reputation Management Consultants based in Los Angeles, said Samsung needs to woo its customers.
'They need to be very transparent. Invite customers who have been affected to the plants...let go of whoever was in charge of this debacle, and accept responsibility and show goodwill by sending new phones, giving discounts - anything to show the importance of the customer relationship,' he said.
Missed sales and recall expenses could cost Samsung nearly $5 billion (£3.9 billion) this year, analysts say.
The risk to its brand is as yet unquantifiable.