“Melbourne man Tham Hui, who is visiting Perth on business, said in a Reddit post his new Note 7 exploded yesterday morning while it was plugged in and charging,” Nick Sas reports for The West Australian.

“Mr Hui said the explosion charred the hotel room bed sheet and the carpet ‘when I whacked it (the phone) down to the floor,’ with the hotel providing him with a $1800 damage bill,” Sas reports. “‘(I) burnt one of my finger while doing that too,’ he said.”

“The explosion is understood to be the first in Australia, after Samsung last week revealed the Note 7 battery had been exploding whilst on charge,” Sas reports. “On Friday it said there had been 35 cases worldwide. This morning the South Korean electronics maker confirmed it would recall the more than 50,000 devices already sold in Australia…”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: If it’s not an iPhone, it’s an incendiary device cobbled together by a South Korean dishwasher maker.

Get a real iPhone.

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Samsung halts Galaxy Note 7 shipments due to battery explosions – August 31, 2016
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Poor man’s iPhone: Android on the decline – February 26, 2015
Study: iPhone users are smarter and richer than those who settle for Android phones – January 22, 2015
Why Android users can’t have the nicest things – January 5, 2015
iPhone users earn significantly more than those who settle for Android phones – October 8, 2014
Yet more proof that Android is for poor people – June 27, 2014
More proof that Android is for poor people – May 13, 2014
Android users poorer, shorter, unhealthier, less educated, far less charitable than Apple iPhone users – November 13, 2013
IDC data shows two thirds of Android’s 81% smartphone share are cheap junk phones – November 13, 2013
CIRP: Apple iPhone users are younger, richer, and better educated than those who settle for Samsung knockoff phones – August 19, 2013

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Al” for the heads up.]