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.
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16. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Samsung never cared about consumer's safety whatsoever.

41. sissy246

Posts: 7117; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

At least Samsung did a recall. Apple just tells you that you are charging it wrong.

18. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

fix the note7. delay anymore releases. resale value on any shamesung device is 30% of original value after 6 months. no qc. in seoul.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31063; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Notice it's only iPhones and Galaxys having these issues....hmmmmm.

43. sissy246

Posts: 7117; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

This is true I know Li-ion batteries can and do catch fire in anything but, I have wondered why it is Samsung and iPhones that you only here about. They are the only two I think that is hell bent to make the thinnest phones.

21. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Woah... And I though that the S6 'siblings' are safe...? I mean, I've an S6 myself... Should I be worried...? Come-on lads, I'm too old to die...! But seriously though, should I be worried...? I'm seeing S6 'incineration' reports almost on a weekly basis now and, I don't feel comfortable with my Sammy anymore... Right now, I'm thinking about swapping the old battery with a fresh one... What do you think...? Do you think it will minimize the chances of an explosion and/or a fire...? Well, I ought to get that fire extinguisher refilled... You never know, eh? G'Day! (This could be my last post... So 'savour' that "G'Day"...)

44. sissy246

Posts: 7117; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

My husband has a s6 too. He said he is not worried at all. Less s6's have caught fire then i6's

24. Sealblaighter

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I think it is fake, I mean that phone did not explode by itself! It is too weird after the Note 7 now comes other devices.

27. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Don't be a "Nay Sayer", learn to accept the reality and truth... Here:https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=galaxy+s6+exploding&safe=off&tbm=nws I love Samsung... But I don't trust them... Love and trust are two different things... You love with your heart... And trust with your mind... And mind is superior... One ought to listen to his mind cause heart give you nothing but a heartache...! And in this case, a BURN...! Poetry, eh? Aye, I'm almost... "ALMOST" a poet...! G'Day!

35. RoyceEdwards

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 21, 2016

I own an S6 Edge and it's always been an interesting device. Wireless charging using the Samsung charger never worked well. It was always slow, often resulting in a half charged device when charged overnight. I never knew why. The fast charger works well, but sometimes the phone is very hot. I charge it on a wire rack in the bathroom to provide the best airflow. Battery life was always horrible. I didn't upgrade to the S7 because of the lack of memory options. Sure, you can add a card but it doesn't work with some applications. Memory is so cheap phones should all come loaded. I won't upgrade to the S8 if they pull the headphone jack without integrating Bluetooth 5.0. Even then, I need a way to play music to headphones and charge at the same time. In the beginning iPhone was the only smartphone, but lost their edge, pun intended, to Samsung. These days there are a lot of good Android phones. I still think Samsung's Galaxy leads the pack, but not enough to carry a phone with their current reputation. I hope the S8 is an amazing device, but some of the rumors make me hesitant to believe it will be.

40. Obádárà

Posts: 218; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

...I REALLY HAVE ISSUES WITH THE TITTLE OF THIS ARTICLE. IT SEEMS DESTRUCTIVE, TOOK SIDE, AND CONDEMN FROM THE ONSET...

42. Obádárà

Posts: 218; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

...I REALLY HAVE ISSUES WITH THE TITTLE OF THIS ARTICLE. IT SEEMS DESTRUCTIVE, TOOK SIDE, AND CONDEMN FROM THE ONSET...

56. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

So just based on your facetiousness in the title, why feel the need to post it?

57. lanlaymt

Posts: 13; Member since: May 29, 2013

it could be AT&T's update causing fire. My Note4 got extremely hot when charging after one of their updates. I had to turn fast charging off. It was fixed in next update. This could be AT&T fault, not Samsung.

62. nicademus1587

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 21, 2016

Funny this article should come out at this time. I just sent my S6 EDGE back to AT&T because it got so hot the back cracked and charging port got warped. They replaced it with another S6 EDGE. I wasn't happy with that decision, and let them know I was worried this one would do the same... new phone, and it has already felt hot to the touch on the charger.. so i take it off before i hit the hay.

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