• FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, file photo, a man tries out the Samsung VR using their latest Galaxy Note 7 smartphone at a roadshow outside a shopping mall in Beijing. Two Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones reportedly have caught fire in China in what, if confirmed, would be the first such incidents in the world's largest smartphone market. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

    FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, file photo, a man tries out the Samsung VR using their latest Galaxy Note 7 smartphone at a roadshow outside a shopping mall in Beijing. Two Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones reportedly have caught fire in ... China in what, if confirmed, would be the first such incidents in the world's largest smartphone market. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File) (The Associated Press)

  • A woman walks by an advertisement of the Samsung Electronics Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. Samsung said Monday it is investigating reports that two Galaxy Note 7 smartphones caught fire in China, where the company previously said all phones for sale were safe and didn't need to be included in a global recall. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    A woman walks by an advertisement of the Samsung Electronics Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. Samsung said Monday it is investigating reports that two Galaxy Note 7 smartphones caught fire in China, where the ... company previously said all phones for sale were safe and didn't need to be included in a global recall. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man) (The Associated Press)

Samsung phones reportedly catch fire in China

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Two Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones reportedly have caught fire in China in what, if confirmed, would be the first such incidents in that country.

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A user of Chinese social media posted on Sunday messages saying a friend's Note 7 caught fire over the weekend. South Korean and Chinese news reports say a second Note 7 user reported a phone exploded Sunday.

Samsung has announced a recall for some phones in China but says other sales will go ahead because the Note 7 sold in China uses a different battery than those linked to problems elsewhere.

Samsung did not respond to emails seeking comment.