Another day, another exploding Samsung: Galaxy S6 edge catches fire on nightstand

Another day, another exploding Samsung: Galaxy S6 edge catches fire on nightstand
Samsung's reputation hasn't had the best of time in recent months. Of course, we are talking about the whole Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. What was supposed to be one of the best phones of 2016 turned to be a safety hazard, a PR nightmare, and a broken dream for the Samsung-faithful. However, it seems the self-combustion issue is not strictly limited to the Note 7, as some reports of Galaxy S7 edge and S6 edge devices catching fire have also been coming in.

At this point, there really is no way of telling if the cases of non-Note 7 devices exploding are caused by Samsung having a core issue with the way it builds phones, or if they are accidents caused by external origins, such as mechanical shock or the use of low-quality chargers. But one thing is for sure, every time such a report drops, Samsung's name takes another hit.

A Reddit user by the name of ReturnThroughAether has just posted photos of their Galaxy S6 edge having crossed to the Great Beyond in a fiery fashion. Luckily, no one was hurt — the phone was placed on a nightstand when it went off, and it has, apparently, done the Shireen Baratheon impression quietly, as it didn't even wake the user up, they just found the charred device like that on the next day. Well, a collection of photos taken on a trip to Africa has been lost, but this proves that backing up is always a good idea (Google Photos will store your pictures on the cloud for free).

ReturnThroughAether reports they have talked to Samsung and their carrier, but hasn't said whether a replacement or any type of compensation would be issued (maybe the case is still being processed). The phone, the user says, hasn't shown any issues, such as overheating, prior to this incident.

Of course, there could be plenty of reasons for the incident — through the years, we've seen many different phones, from various brands, go out with a bang. But Samsung's name is currently smeared and these reports definitely have more weight. It has been said that the company knows the exact reason why the Note 7 turned out to be a defective device but is not ready to publicly share the information. We wouldn't know why that is, but we do believe that the sooner Sammy proclaims that it's on top of the issue, the sooner consumers would start feeling a bit more confident in the brand.


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source: Reddit

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Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
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  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)

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63 Comments

1. strikerchooooo unregistered

Bhahaha! Woah! Such a "premium" brand, indeed! Even the most unknown Chinese or other yellowish brand is more secure than this piece of exploding sh.t.

5. s.mrabet

Posts: 147; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Whatever helps you sleep at night :)

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Right... And relook at t

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Right... And relook at this sentence: "The phone, the user says, hasn't shown any issues, such as overheating, prior to this incident." The Galaxy S6 edge suddenly went off on fire without any issues prior to this incident, which probably means external factors are at fault for this incident.

53. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well it's true. Too many Galaxy phones are exploding left and right.

55. sissy246

Posts: 7066; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

As for the iphone to. There are to many phones period catching fire.

10. Kumar123 unregistered

I'm giving you a green thumbs for the last four words you used in your sentence. Nicely done.

50. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Another Indian who thinks he's being smart making such comments.

54. Kumar123 unregistered

Another idiot who thinks he's being smart by making stereotypical assumption.

12. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

For Christmas sake, can we really enjoy reading tech news without the parasitic trolls? Seeing this, Santa wouldn't visit us again. Merry Christmas everyone (Not to Samsung haters though)

13. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Merry Christmas in advance, bruh. ^^

17. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Merry Christmas!

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

There is no Samsung logo on the device, clearly an inside job, fake Waiting more excuses from hardcore Samboy

26. Sealblaighter

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

It is an At&T version.

29. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Nah, its a Verizon version... AT&T versions are bullet-proof...

34. sissy246

Posts: 7066; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yes there is a logo

3. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

prepare for the samsung fanboys defences! fake chargers! china wires! overusage of the phones! apps are not closed properly resulting in overheating! iphones?? why didnt u report this pa?? this iphone exploded! that iphone 3gs exploded in 2010! all phones explode!!!

6. Papa_Ji

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Oh... really.. Everyone knows samsung bomb are crap. Non of them can match the latest and greatest iBomb 7 ..https://fossbytes.com/apple-iphone-7-explodes-on-mans-face-while-recording-video/

28. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Tbh this argument never ends. When an apple phone explodes, apple fanboys would claim that Samsung phone explosions are unreported. I think we should stop bringing other brands up.

32. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

The problem is. When an iPhone explodes iphonearena will pull Samsung right into the debate. When it is Samsung it is only Samsung phones.....it's bias as usual here at iphonearena.....

37. sissy246

Posts: 7066; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"prepare for the samsung fanboys defences! fake chargers! china wires! overusage of the phones! apps are not closed properly resulting in overheating!" You mean like ifans do. "iphones?? why didnt u report this pa?? this iphone exploded! that iphone 3gs exploded in 2010!" Hmmm, didn't PA just report a iPhone that exploded last week. "all phones explode!" Yeah, any phone does have the possibility to explode.

48. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Yes I know they did. I'm being sarcastic here. Simply compiling all the arguments that I have seen from all threads on explosive Samsung phones.

52. sissy246

Posts: 7066; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Oh ok, gotcha

4. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Clearly the galaxy phones are programmed to explode more and more to push people to buy the S8. Very smart company Sambomb....

36. tedkord

Posts: 17303; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They're smart enough to live rent free 24/7 in your tiny mind.

9. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Let's hope our Samsung devices won't exlode. Still no issues so no problem for me.

11. drunkenjay

Posts: 1657; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Wow phones explode O,o I never saw an iphone explode as well and it's all just samsung. Surely there are no articles about an iphone exploding.

23. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

There're, in fact, quite a few articles about iPhone explosions, notably iPhone 6... You just need to take-off those "Goggles of Google"... Allow me to assist you:https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=iphone%206%20explode%20site%3Aphonearena.com Savvy, eh? G'Day!

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