Another Samsung Galaxy S7 edge catches on fire, this time in the Philippines

Another Samsung Galaxy S7 edge catches on fire, this time in the Philippines
While the defective battery issue that turned the heralded Samsung Galaxy Note 7 into a torch appears to be a thing of the past, the manufacturer might have a new fire to put out. A  gent in the Philippines named Weng Briones turned to social media to post pictures of a burnt out phone that was once his Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.

While he didn't give any details on the incident, Briones says that he returned his now crispy handset back to the Samsung Mobile Store inside the Supermall in Taytay. Apparently, the staff there was able to refund him the price of the phone. In his post, Weng praised the staff at the store "for their immediate action regarding my issue."

Earlier this month, we told you that Samsung has been sued in New Jersey by a man who ended up with second and third degree burns when his Galaxy S7 edge exploded in his shirt pocket. The victim, Daniel Ramirez, had to undergo painful skin grafts on one of his legs. As a result of the incident, Ramirez's suit claims that he has suffered "permanent and life-altering injuries." Before that suit was filed, a consumer reported that his Galaxy S7 edge caught on fire while charging overnight.

As we told you earlier today, smartphone buyers have apparently lost confidence in Samsung after the Galaxy Note 7 incident. The sad thing about this story is that at the time the Galaxy Note 7 was launched, it appeared that the phablet was going to be an exclamation mark on a kick-ass year for the manufacturer. With talk that the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco will cost it up to $1.5 billion, Samsung is also facing the possibility that future handsets will be shunned by consumers. Judging by his comments however, Briones might not be so quick to leave Samsung's camp.

source: WengBriones

Related phones

Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)



1. Kumar123 unregistered

LOLOL. No excuse is left for samsung. While the after sell service is good they should focus on releasing quality product first. not only note series but also S series is also burning and exploding. Shame.

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

No need for excuses. That S7 Edge fire claim could well be fraud or a stunt to further damage Samsung's reputation.

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Kumar. Your butthurt against Samsung is off the charts! Get some rest, bruh.

8. Kumar123 unregistered

You are the one who is posting butthurt reactionary comment not me. Why don't you take your own comment and get some rest afteall you must be tired posting 1000 comments in 20 days. And that rich coming from the idiot who claim ONLY SAMSUNG MTTERS NOTHING ELSE MATTER. And NO, I don't give a F about you and you circle jerks. I'll say what I feel like saying even it hurts your fragile feelings. LOL. This site's comment section isn't a sanctuary for samsung fanboys. If you don't want to see people comment against samsung you should leave this site and go to samsung dedicated site like sammobile. Don't like my comment don't read it. Its that simple.

11. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

If someone does not agree with you then they are wrong and 'hurt' as you claim? there is no way at all that their view could possibly be right, or heck that both of you could be wrong and it is something entirely third?...just saying. And if you compare this to other burned phones this seems rather weird in terms of burn, especially the back, it looks like it has been laying on something hot, and yeah then something happened, but unlike the other burns where battery is compromised this looks more like surface burns, too little is burned?

20. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

My thoughts exactly! The back didn't have any indication of the battery exploding like the others, where part of the back casing had a rectangular marking the battery compartment. However, the front does have the marking, so, I'm not making any conclusion until further information is brought to news...

23. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

@xondk Kumar has been trolling even before the Note7 was launched. Example: "Samsung will release the worse phone of the year. The S7 will be s**t. s**t doesn't get better, it gets only worse. lmao" Then a user here replied to his trolling comment with: "Did Samsung kill your family? Because you're mighty hateful on something which has nothing to do with your personal life." In short, why has Kumar been LIMITED twice in the past two weeks, if he wasn't trolling? Many users here can testify that Kumar is butthurt against Samsung. It seems you don't know how Kumar is.

96. cheetah2k

Posts: 2213; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

It was probably an aftermarket charger that did it. After all that's what Apple continuously claimed with the various iPhone fires in the past... LOL

25. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

If I say: "Samsung rules, nothing else matters", it's my opinion, it doesn't derogate anyone, so it isn't trolling. If you're not butthurt and if you're not trolling, then why have you been LIMITED twice in 2 weeks alone?

38. khankirputsmurf

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

It does matter when you post this $hit on other articles. Even it's your opinion that doesn't change the fact that you are a troll and you post this s**t to troll other people likes other brand. You are too much of a troll to see this. Truth to be told the comment section is getting convoluted because of your annoying and worthless comments like this. Yes, you post too much comment worthless comment and you frequently troll apple articles. First change your behavior before calling other people troll.

41. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I post it on Samsung articles alone, so it's relevant.

66. kabiluddin

Posts: 275; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Oh, really. Then I guess this is your clone account who posted this on article which also involve LG, Apple and Sony phone as well - You are totally a s**tty troll.

68. khankirputsmurf

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

Busted. Yeah, man he is totally a troll. He can't tolarate even the slight thing if its involves something negative about samsung while he enjoys trolling other companies products.

79. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

You just proved my point. Look at the camera comparision you linked, it features the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. So my point is still relevant. I don't care about your hatred.

94. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Wow, the troll is back. I don't know why you are happy with other's failures, you must have issues. "This site's comment section isn't a sanctuary for samsung fanboys." This is also not a sanctuary for trolls like you.

95. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Well said my friend!!

15. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Your butthurt against Apple is off the charts. Samsung has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that QC has become merely an afterthought as they chase after Apple. Let's do this sweetie; watch Samsung's last event, and count how many times they mentioned or referred to Apple. Then watch Apples last event, and watch how many times they mentioned or referred to Samsung. I'll wait to hear back from you.

31. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Apple has mentioned Samsung and Android in their keynotes events too. Period.

44. willard12 unregistered

Why should Apple mention Samsung, they have you to do it for them in every PA article. As Apple moves more and more into digitizers and large screens and multiwindows, and split screens, and nfc, and water resistance, and power saving modes, and widgets, it gets a little bit difficult to publicly acknowledge the company you've been chasing the last 3 years. Now, let's do this sweetie, let's look back on the number of frivolous patent troll law suits the last five years and see how many times Apple directly mentions or refers to Samsung as the spite of all the things above that I mentioned above. They spend millions of dollars in legal fees that they probably haven't gotten back in rulings. But, because Apple doesn't say anything in a keynote, it only shows their brainwashing has done wonders in you. You listen to keynotes, we'll look at Apple's spending and "new features" to determine who they are thinking about. Don't worry, when you get your curved OLED display, I don't think you'll have to worry about Apple mentioning them then, either.

64. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Damn girlfriend, is that the best you got? All the stuff you mentioned, none of that is a Samsung original. Now go take a nap.

7. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Samsung's reputation is already down and there is no need to more explosion. These news are real, you agree or not. Don't do like an ostrich and accept that Samsung is destroying itself by itself.

10. Kumar123 unregistered

LOL, dude you are talking to THE samsung employee here who posted 1000 comments in just 20 days. What do you expect from a person who frequently say - Only samsung matters nothing else matter. He can't stand that people are criticizing samsung.

39. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I'm a Samsung fan, I'm not employed by them. Is there anything wrong in praising a brand I like? When I say "Samsung rules, nothing else matters", it's my opinion and my opinion matters to none other than myself - I know that.

45. khankirputsmurf

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

Everyone even the most diehard samsung fanboy can tell that you are a samsung hired troll. Stop posting your worthless comment here. You are poisoning the comment section with your every "I love samsung and nothing less matter" like comments.

72. belosava

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Samsung fanboy trolling

46. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

True. Samsung has already stated that about 1/3 of reports are fake or fraud. Some of these could be people making videos of how to make the batteries explode.

52. Exynos88

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 26, 2016

Im from Philippines and this incident is legit. But it caught fire when her daughter/son is playing with it. Maybe the child hacked the phone, and entered code to make it overheat. LOL

4. truthwins unregistered

LOL another explosion from samboom.

101. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Look at the damage tho. This is not the device itself. I only see external fire damage.

5. truthwins unregistered

what a shame that multi billion dollar conglomerate like Samsung can't even build a safer device. Thats utterly laughable. Now samsung must recall s7 and s7 edge too. After all its about consumer safety.

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