Samsung Galaxy S7 edge burns while charging overnight

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge burns while charging overnight
While a defective battery has forced Samsung to order the recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units everywhere but China (a different battery is employed there), a consumer who owns the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge has reported that his unit burnt while he was charging it. This gentleman claims to have been sleeping at the time of the incident, and reportedly used the handset's original charging equipment.

Do we think that this is related to what is going on with the Galaxy Note 7 recall? Absolutely not. The two phones use different batteries and besides, the Galaxy S7 edge has already been available in the marketplace for nearly six months without a large number of such incidents being reported. There have been 35 reports of a malfunctioning battery on Galaxy Note 7 units (according to Samsung) in just the first 18 days, which explains why the manufacturer is taking the phone off the market while changes are being made.

Sammy is doing the right thing here. Even if the chances are remote that your Galaxy Note 7 will explode, would you feel perfectly safe plugging in the unit overnight? What the manufacturer is fighting is the perceptions and fears of consumers. And that is why this one burnt Galaxy S7 edge carries more weight than it should. The owner of the phone has been in touch with Samsung, and the company is offering him the choice of receiving a new device or a refund.

If anything good has materialized from the Galaxy Note 7 recall, it does give the manufacturer a chance to fix the issue with the new S Pen. As we told you the other day, some S Pen units that came with the Galaxy Note 7 have defective clicking mechanisms which prevent the user from clicking on the top of the stylus to remove them from their housing. If the clicking top of the new S Pen can't be deployed, the writing tool is stuck inside the phone.


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source: Homs.Android (via Facebook)

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  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
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  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)

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139 Comments

1. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

To all Samsung Fanboys in denial: this is a huge issue and Samsung should be ashamed of themselves.

38. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I think its about time all OEM to join together and find an alternative safer and possibly a better battery tech solution. Its about time to invent/innovate a better solution for battery power and dump these Li-Ion, Li-Po batteries or whatever causing (quick/fast charging may be?) these batteries to explode.

75. Kumar123 unregistered

They should have followed the U.S. guideline of product safety and shouldn't rush to release a phone. Then Samsung's whole Galaxy revolves around Apple so I'm not surprised. Fearing Apple's iPhone launch they rushed to released a fault products. Even Federal officers are concerns about the issues. Absolutely Pathetic product launch from Samsung.

87. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Literally nothing you said was true. It was like listening to Trump.

94. Kumar123 unregistered

121. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Actually, it looks like your reading comprehension skills are suspect. This had nothing to do with concerns about them "rushing the release." You're wrong, asusual.

138. Kumar123 unregistered

You really are a stupid monkey. As one of the biggest samsheep here this is exactly what kind of behavior I expected from you. You should read before you comment stupid. Before you talk about other's people reading comprehension you should question your questionable reading comprehension ability. As much you deny this issues the truth because Samsung rushed to release the note 7 and they have failed to checked their product s properly before the release. This year their rushing of note 7 mainly because of iphone slightly earlier release date. And U.S. federal officers did expressed their concerns for this matter. LOL.

143. jaychildz

Posts: 144; Member since: May 31, 2013

Well they did move the October releases to August just to beat Apple's September launch. When you've solidified your spot in any field it doesn't matter who comes before or after, you'll still be great. Chicken tenders done in 10 minutes or a steak done in 20? I'm hungry but I know what I really want. THAT STEAK. Apple still has every carrier in their pocket, like it hate it love it or just don't give a F#%* its true.

93. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

As much as iFans want to believe the world revolves around Apple, it doesn't. Samsung released their phone that they usually release around this time with the same lithium ion battery that people have been working with for decades. A batch of batteries had a serious issue and they recalled it as any apologetic corporation should and replaced it for free with goodies. You know who didn't do that after a catastrophic design failure....Apple. When #bendgate eventually leads to #touchdisease, you know you got shafted hard. Not only did they deny the problem, but now that its affects are materializing as phone death, they won't even replace the defective units cause most are out of warranty. But to each their own, some people like the shafting, and for those people Apple is always there.

144. jaychildz

Posts: 144; Member since: May 31, 2013

The Samsung Notes were always October releases I've been a Mobile Supervisor at Best Buy since 2012 they changed it to august to get the upper hand correct me if I'm wrong.http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/production-of-5-7-inch-galaxy-note-3-to-begin-in-august/

145. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

If memory serves me correctly I believe that they moved the release up to be in the same fiscal report as the galaxy s line and their tablets. But regardless I feel that more testing should be done. I personally have a note 7. And it's a small concern but they are at least taking care of the issues. As fast as any oem could possibly do it. Here's hoping that the apple launch goes smoother than this. (I'm a note fan not a Sammy fan) The spen is the only feature that keeps me in it.

39. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

No it's not, not with the s7 edge at least. So many things could affect a phone malfunctioning. A simple drop could do it if it's your lucky day. The ratio is insignificant to worry about it.

114. xyberz

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 03, 2016

So quick to lash out you typical iFunBoy. At least Samsung has made a quick and concise announcement taking responsibility for defective devices unlike Apple who knowingly sweep the issue under the carpet and shoves it down your throat. The funny thing is that you take it willingly and keep asking for more! I swore that's the job of a woman, but hey, I guess all Apple fans are women apparently. It's Apple who should be ashamed of themselves. Having phones that bend due to a serious design flaw, then tell customers to suck it and eff off when they try to bring it in for replacement. Also let's not mention the Apple devices that EXPLODE in a customer's face while not even on a charger. Oh so quick to forget that it could've literally killed someone, but it definitely did injure them. Oh no, not as serious as a Note 7 battery blowing up only while on the charger, not one bit at all. P.S. #bendgate affected millions of devices, not 35. So suck hard on that one and try to contemplate how much you pay for a device to have it bend, possibly damage the motherboard, thus rendering the device useless.

115. xyberz

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 03, 2016

Oh, forgot to mention this one big thing. As a repair technician, I happened to be on a weekly conference call this previous Wednesday and so funny that one of the topics was about Apple devices and #bendgate. So Apple IS actually acknowledging the issue of devices being bent and it causing damage to the motherboard which ends up causing flickering and screen issues. Of course this is NOT public knowledge or publicly acknowledged by Apple. But you wanna know what their resolution to the issue is? Basically to tell the customer the are completely SOL because if you take this to Apple, you are gonna get flat out denied any warranty service and your precious POS is now worth diddly squat and you're stuck with it until you fork out $650+. You gotta love how loyal this company is to their "fans" LMFAO

130. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Samsung has become cheap in quality along the years. I don't aprove this message. So many hardware problems. So many.... My head hurts omg!!!!! Oneplus 3 and other small oems are better in that regard.

131. cheetah2k

Posts: 2213; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Samsung cheap in quality? What planet you coming from bro?

142. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

Planet Apple.

132. Slowly_fading

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 03, 2016

Samsung should have no reason to be ashamed of themselves their batteries are made by 3rd party's company's its not there fault.

141. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

42 green thumbs. Something is fishy with this . Must you have 10 other faux acount?

146. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

definitely an issue, however I wouldn't be too surprised if it proves to be another situation where someone uses a micro b to usb-c adapter, the other's that burned had that, so got to wonder what happens there, from what I can read around the web, using accompanying charger directly gives no issues.

147. belosava

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Samsung is trash

157. Dodong

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

To you is but for me my Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is great

2. cheee

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 11, 2016

4. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

How about focusing on current events, such as Samsung phones exploding and burning.

5. Carlitos

Posts: 663; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Lmaooo no, they aren't gonna do that. They are going ride this whole situation and beat it like a dead horse. Most phones are prone to this happening, not just galaxy smartphones

8. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Lets not deflect. Post that only if some troll here writes "Samsung has terrible quality. iPhones are best, buy iphones" like comments. Knowing iphone also exploded wont fix burned Note 7 or S7e.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think thus guy is trying to get in on the action. He wants a free Note 7. Quite the coincidence after 6 months of nearly flawless performance from the edge 7

45. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Good point. The source is facebook after all. Need more details on this incident.

51. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Right, Podrick. That man probably made the S7 Edge explode on purpose, so as to get some attention and possibly a brand new Note7 from Samsung... smh, fraudsters these days.

58. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3097; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Remove your tinfoil hat.

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