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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge explodes while charging

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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge explodes while charging
One of our loyal PhoneArena readers, who works for one of the big U.S. wireless carriers, just sent us an email pertaining to one of his company's subscribers. The source, who asked for anonymity, says that a customer just came into the store he works at with a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge that had exploded. The sad thing for the customer, is that he just received the unit two weeks ago after turning in his Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (version 2 with the "safe" battery). According to the owner of the handset, it was charging overnight using the OEM charger.

This is not the first time that the Galaxy S7 edge has been involved in an explosion. Last month, we told you that a man working on a construction job in Ohio sued Samsung after a Galaxy S7 edge exploded in his pants. The victim suffered second and third degree burns and had to go through painful skin grafts. Also last month, we told you about a Galaxy S7 edge that exploded in the middle of the night while being charged. Similar to the latest issue with the phone, the original charging equipment was being used.

We've seen a number of claims involving other manufacturers as well. On Thursday we told you about an Apple iPhone 7 owner who says that his phone exploded, destroying his car in the process.

The big question at the moment is, how many explosions does it take before a manufacturer feels it necessary to carefully re-examine a smartphone it designed and had built? Thanks to heavy media attention, consumers are taking note (no pun intended). Already, one survey shows that 40% of those who own a Samsung handset will never again buy another Samsung smartphone.


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posted on 22 Oct 2016, 12:55 20

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 23401; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


This has gotta be both a legal, and PR nightmare for Samsung. I can only imagine the CEO's blood pressure spike, with each new claim. 120/80.....not recently.

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 12:59 54

4. bobby84 (Posts: 401; Member since: 13 May 2016)


Fact that they sent this to iphonearena to publish makes one wonder.

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 13:01 11

5. Clars123 (Posts: 898; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


the guy who works in the battery department must be going "For f**ks sake!!"..also isnt it weird how all of it sems to be coming from the US

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 13:09 24

8. Unordinary (Posts: 2327; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Lmao suck it up boy. Just because something terrible is happening to Samsung doesnt mean "iPhoneArena" shouldnt post it. Accept the truth, denial reader. Happened with bend gate. Where was the QQ then?

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 14:04 12

34. Xperia14 (Posts: 827; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


Ok. An S7 edge that was being charged with the OEM charger explodes and he immediately calls it a conspiracy. He must be:

1) a blind fanboy that puts his brand above consumer safety
2) a paid Samsung troll

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 14:36 33

44. trojan_horse (Posts: 3644; Member since: 06 May 2016)


"An S7 Edge was being charged with the OEM charges explodes and he immediately calls it a conspiracy".

No, he was being skeptical on the legitimacy of this claim of S7 Edge exploding while being charged with an original charger (?)

This report hasn't been investigated yet, and you apparently immediately rule it to be true... You must be:

1) A blind and naïve person
2) A paid Samsung hater

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 14:53 8

46. iPhoneBolt (Posts: 28; Member since: 16 Oct 2016)


And you are a jerk.

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 14:53 7

48. Xperia14 (Posts: 827; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


I didn't rule it out. I agree that my comment is too soon as well, as the report hasn't been investigated yet, but I'm tired of everyone calling the explosions a scam. The pictures definately show a burned S7 edge with an exploded battery compartment.

P.s. Samsung is still among my favorite brands.

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 15:25 7

54. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16223; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I call it denial.

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 15:34

57. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4180; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


The Note 7 seems to be the Pandora box all of a sudden.
This whole debacle opened up after the explosions started...i don't know how true this one is but Samsung is in Seep Dhit!

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 15:42 12

58. Rocket (Posts: 401; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Well, well, someone is really trying very hard to take samsung down.

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 15:44 1

59. RoboticEngi (Posts: 970; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)


Exactly....

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 15:44 10

60. RoboticEngi (Posts: 970; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)


And you are a cook sucker....

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 16:50

73. Junito (Posts: 98; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


He's lucky not located North of the border. Otherwise, it would had been lights out with the chubby guy.

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 16:52

74. Junito (Posts: 98; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


Wonder all you want. You wondering is not going to solve Samsung's PR problems, and/or reputation. No worries, The Pixie XL will pick up the slack.

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 17:00 1

78. piyath (Posts: 772; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


This is so humiliating for Samsung. They should apologize again and again and again....lol

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 17:07 6

80. BlackhawkFlys (Posts: 556; Member since: 07 May 2014)


I agree a lot of note 7 exploded some Galaxy S7s exploded and iPhone 6s exploded but, this news seems fishy.... There is no proof given of the report.. Some random guy claiming that a Galaxy S7 Edge exploded phonearena publishes it... To publish a story there needs to be an evidence of the said news.

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 17:09 9

81. BlackhawkFlys (Posts: 556; Member since: 07 May 2014)


There is no evidence that the phone actually exploded... A random phonearena user uses the tip up tab and claim something which he does not have any evidence to back it... and Phonearena publishes it... Good job phonearena...

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 18:28 8

91. xondk (Posts: 1861; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Yet people are just busy accusing Samsung left and right, rather then realising that Samsung did something Apple never has done, in the name of consumer safety (and of course yes, also to avoid lawsuits), yet when it comes to Apple, they are blameless even though they have basically said "you are doing x wrong" and that is alright?
Yet someone that wonders how odd, and how well timed this is, right after an Apple device causes a car to burn? you are called a blind fanboy? as well as a paid 'troll'? .......
Solid reasoning and unbiased logic that..

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 18:40 2

92. kiko007 (Posts: 4765; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


"Solid reasoning and unbiased logic that.."

What happened to that "impartial party" bulls**t you were preaching not too long ago? That post of yours reeks of both bias, and lack of knowledge. There have been several recalls by Apple for far less than explosions... Google it. But you're too f**king lazy to do that, and would much rather use a long running misquote as some form of justification. God you're pathetic......

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 18:40 1

93. kiko007 (Posts: 4765; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


"Solid reasoning and unbiased logic that.."

What happened to that "impartial party" bulls**t you were preaching not too long ago? That post of yours reeks of both bias, and lack of knowledge. There have been several recalls by Apple for far less than explosions... Google it. But you're too f**king lazy to do that, and would much rather use a long running misquote as some form of justification. God you're pathetic......

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 18:50 3

95. Xperia14 (Posts: 827; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


"There is no evidence that the phone actually exploded... "

What about the photo, that clearly shows an exploded S7 edge?!

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 18:56 9

96. xondk (Posts: 1861; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Upset? I claimed I try to take the middle ground, look at both sides, I never once claimed to be perfect, I recommend both Apple and none Apple posts, I am saying what I am seeing. I am replying to how I've seen people writing to others? yet when I mention that you get clearly very upset?
Maybe, just maybe that is my point? If you could step away from your knee jerk reaction, you might read that I am questioning how it is that someone raises a question means they are those things? but you seem to be reacting exactly the same? You seem to just be proving my point by being hyper defensive around Apple? if you've read my posts, you'll notice I've not given Samsung any favour in this happening, this should never happen, and has no excuse, but however what I _AM_ questioning is the fact that they cannot reproduce the problem, and that the problems are limited in location of where it happened and how it happened, that people won't turn in the destroyed device, THAT is what I am questioning, and why wouldn't i be questioning that? should I blindly trust everything news sites post?

I am not saying Apple hasn't recalled, I am specifically referring to instances of battery burning cases iphone have had, and Apple officially did simply blame unauthorised chargers?

Long running misquote? last I checked it was an official quoted reaction, where their reaction was "Do not use unauthorised chargers" in my mind though, regardless of what charger a person uses, the phone itself should have safety features so that if anything DOES go wrong, it goes wrong with the charger not the phone.

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 19:05 2

97. xondk (Posts: 1861; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


It is, yet apparently questioning it, gets you accused of a lot of things. Ah well.

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 19:53 9

101. joey_sfb (Posts: 6402; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


We have iPhone exploding as well, where are you to make critical comment about it?

Spent a min to read thru the comment and learn nothing of value except the usual trolling to make one feel great by putting the rest down.

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 20:07 2

102. ecmedic4 (Posts: 377; Member since: 02 May 2013)


Are you not seeing the pictures that are posted in the article of a very badly damaged phone and an obviously bloated and burnt battery? Is that not proof?

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 20:21 12

104. CoastCity (Posts: 257; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


The phone was released eight months ago and there are only these three incidents.
We have no information about the weather conditions (lightnings), the area's electricity network state and the state of the owner's house electrical installation.
It's best to wait for the investigation result

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 22:04 7

114. sissy246 (Posts: 3370; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Why is it denial for Samsung fans but not for iPhone fanboys when the iphone cought fire.

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 22:21 4

117. tedkord (Posts: 13140; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


There was a website with over 600 pictures of bent iPhones, but folks still claim there was no issue.

posted on 22 Oct 2016, 22:24

118. tedkord (Posts: 13140; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


There were also pictures in the two dozen or so faked Note 7 explosions. There are ways you can make a Li-ion battery burn that have nothing to do with a faulty battery. Wait for the investigation.

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