(Yicai Global) Sept. 21 -- Huawei Technologies Co. said it had nothing to do Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy Note 7 fires and it reserves the right to take legal action after a rumor to the contrary.
Someone is trying to smear Huawei by alleging it was behind battery explosions in the smartphones, the Shenzhen-based company said in a statement yesterday.
In the last two days, there have been two cases in China of the handsets overheating and catching fire.
South Korean media has reported there could be a rival player deliberately smearing Samsung. Meanwhile, rumors on social media said a domestic handset maker deliberately heated a Galaxy Note 7 to make it explode in order to defame Samsung.