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

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Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
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101 Comments

105. acruzlu unregistered

Sure these aren't pictures people are finding online and claiming it was their device that blew up?

100. jayvie

Posts: 20; Member since: May 17, 2016

I have also developed my own fear about samsung products lately especially that I am about to buy the s7 edge...

93. nateatlarge

Posts: 30; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

I have replaced 3 Samsung galaxy S7's for "internal battery fault". Samsung own software came up with errors. always got this error Battery is reporting a problem "The monitoring software embedded inside of your battery is reporting the following warning: unspecified failure. Sometimes these issues go away after a few charge cycles. If that happens this alert will automatically go away."

90. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Trojan Horse is the new TechieXP. Their mottos: "Love Samsung, Hate Apple." "Promote and Defend Samsung!"

89. binyameen

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 25, 2011

Isn't it becoming the trend? burn your aging Samsung, claim your money and go buy an iPhone ?

99. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I hope people don't think is that simple. With modern tech. the origin of the fire, pretty much can be determined. Moreover, with a phone, if a ignition source originated internally, or externally.

80. bfuller2006

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

It's so conincidental that all these reports are coming out after the Note 7 however unlike the note 7 the s7 edge is a lot older...what?...6 or 7 months old. I wouldnt look at the phone i would look at the user at this point.

73. Rock_Hardwood

Posts: 117; Member since: May 11, 2015

I think a good rule of thumb would be to stay away from ALL samsung phones, be safe.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Got my replacement Note yesterday, I'm glad to once again rock the best of 2016. Note 8, will be 10nm exynos. My body is ready.

43. meanestgenius

Posts: 23171; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice! Glad you got your replacement. A friend of mine is picking up his Note 7 today.

65. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man, I was going nuts my dude. Going from the Note back to my iPhone was a pain. I lost too much functionality. Thanx bro.

69. meanestgenius

Posts: 23171; Member since: May 28, 2014

No doubt, my dude.

75. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What do you have your eyes on bro?

82. meanestgenius

Posts: 23171; Member since: May 28, 2014

You know me. I'm looking first and foremost looking at the next BlackBerry handset. The next one due out is an all-touch one with beastly specs. http://crackberry.com/blackberry-argon-likely-be-released-dtek60?utm_medium=slider&utm_campaign=navigation&utm_source=cb I'm much more of a physical keyboard enthusiast when it comes to my BlackBerry handsets, but I must admit, my interests are piqued with this one. I've also been looking at Huawei's Honor line up, like the Honor 8: http://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_honor_8-8195.php Was going to go for the iPhone 7 plus, but my 6s plus is doing just fine.

84. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good links, should be nice. I'd love to see some stills.

85. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I've been very vocal about my disappointments with the iPhone 7 Plus. What made you skip it?

87. meanestgenius

Posts: 23171; Member since: May 28, 2014

I have the same disappointments that you do. I expected more in the way of multitasking and hardware features. I'm expecting they'll do that with the next iteration of the iPhone, and I hope so. The 7/7plus are a great step in the right direction for me, but I'm used more from my smartphones.

88. meanestgenius

Posts: 23171; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'm big on multitasking. Android has great multitasking, but believe it or not, BB10 has even better multitasking than Android. It's a RealTime OS, based off of the QNX kernel. It's incredibly productive in the way of multitasking. It's one of the reasons I stick with BB10. I'm not an "app w#0r3" so I don't require much in the way of apps, but I need my smartphones to be heavy on baked-in features.

97. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I need to look more into BB10. I don't comment on it, cause I don't know about it. I agree about baked in apps, I get tired of buying third party apps form the app store, to fill in the lack of baked in features.

103. meanestgenius

Posts: 23171; Member since: May 28, 2014

BB10 is awesome. The only thing it lacks in is apps. It does have an Android runtime so you can install Android apk's, but the runtime is stuck on Android Jellybean. I don't see it being updated with BlackBerry making Android handsets now. But as far as baked in features go, it has plenty.

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The edge releases in spring, to no issues. The Note 7 releases, to a battery issue. Now all of a sudden, the edges are having battery issues. Hmmmmm...scam alert level (red) I saw this coming a mile away.

35. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Very confidential in my opinion

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Confidential, or coincidental?

56. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Coincidental lol damn auto correct be doing that all the time smh

61. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol, it'll get ya.

58. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1355; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Ha ha ha then don't tell nobody.

42. meanestgenius

Posts: 23171; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly, darrk. Something just does not seem right about this story.

63. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Isn't it odd bro? All of a sudden a line that has zero issues from launch, is suddenly having them now? Scammers are trying to cash in, and it's hurting Samsung's rep.

70. meanestgenius

Posts: 23171; Member since: May 28, 2014

Absolutely. And the media is helping to bolster the whole thing.

74. Rock_Hardwood

Posts: 117; Member since: May 11, 2015

"samsungs rep" that ship has sailed

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