The 4,000mAh cell on the Galaxy Note 9 is the largest to be featured on the Note series of devices.
Other rumors claim that Samsung will follow in rival Apple's footsteps and release three variants of the Galaxy S10, each in different sizes and with a varying numbers of cameras. As she was alone in the elevator, the woman reportedly panicked and her visibility was also compromised due to the thick smoke.
The new incident re-surfaces the issues that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners faced two years ago.
She quickly put her phone on the elevator floor, the lawsuit read, and tried emptying it but the phone burned her fingers as she grabbed it.
According to Chung, the event left her traumatized and unable to contact her clients, and the filed legal claim seeks reparation for damages and a restraining order barring sales of the Galaxy Note 9. Soon after that, she heard a weird noise from her bag which she described as "whistling and screeching" sounds.
The incident is concerning, especially after Samsung CEO DJ Koh said that the "battery in the Galaxy Note 9 is safer than ever". The Galaxy Note 9 has been launched in a number of markets around the world including India and has since received widespread praise. To avoid future problems, the company created an eight-point inspection process for its batteries that, Samsung said, goes "well above and beyond the industry standard".
Commenting on the incident, a spokesperson for Samsung told the New York Post that "Samsung takes customer safety very seriously and we stand behind the quality of the millions of Galaxy devices in use in the United States".