Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) explodes in 4-year old's hand

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) explodes in 4-year old's hand
Naureen Ahsan, a Pakistani mother, had lent her daughter's Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) to her four-year old nephew so that he could play a game called "My Talking Tom." Suddenly, the phone got overheated and exploded. Luckily, no one got hurt although "this incident was terrifying for all of us," Ahsan said  on Facebook. The explosion comes at a rather bad time for Samsung since the company is about to release the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (FE).

The Galaxy Note 7 (FE) is a refurbished "Fan Edition" of the phablet that was recalled twice before it was finally pulled off shelves for good following a series of random explosions. Samsung found that the problem was with the batteries it was using on the phablet. For the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is using a lower capacity 3200mAh cell.


Ahsan said that she has no idea why the Galaxy J7 (2016) exploded, but she did have a warning for parents. "“Keep your children away from mobiles," she stated  Pictures she took of the phone after the blast show a bloated battery and the burnt remnants of the handset. You can check it out by clicking on the slideshow below.


source: Valuewalk

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Galaxy J7 (2016)
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(23h 3G talk time)

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79 Comments

1. SPASE

Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

"Luckily, no one git hurt"

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My popcorn, and nachos are ready for this one. Bankz, cnour, Mxyflashmite, apple-rulz, Lundberg, piyath, and ncxt...excuse me Battynomercymxyflashmite...are gonna have a field day.

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, given the not too distant history of the Samsung brand... any news on this topic is only expected to receive some backlash. But in all fairness, I don't know if I've ever read of a Motorola device bursting into flames, or LG, or Nokia, Blackberry. You could say that it's more likely to happen on a Samsung device just because of the sheer volume of phones they sell, laws of averages and all that, but it has now become a stigma associated to Samsung.

23. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

I have never heard of a phone exploding from any Tier1 OEM except for Samsung and Apple. IDK what's up with that. I mean I've used unsupported chargers, cables, you name it. And seeing that this happened to a fellow Paki, it's even worse. Samsung has the worst QC if crap like this is still happening no matter what third-party accessories are being used. Their engineers should plan for contingencies. Plus the J7 is a crappy phone. Stay safe and buy a G5+.

27. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Actually, I've done a few searches and there are examples of phones from other mainstream OEMs catching fire, I think we simply hear about Samsung and Apple more often because they do sell millions and millions more phones than the rest of the industry and thus increases the likelihood of their name being attached to such negative press.

28. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"I have never heard of a phone exploding from any Tier1 OEM except for Samsung and Apple." http://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/lg-g3-reportedly-catches-fire-while-charging-burns-mattress-639331 You don't often hear about LG or any other tier 1 OEM's phone catch fire because they do not manufacture and sell phones as much as Apple and Samsung does. When you manufacture and sell hundreds of millions of phones per year, you're bound to have some defect units.

68. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

LG is the worst phone manufacturer I have ever experienced. Their products have the stupidest issues. Bootloop issues, microphone tearing problems, speaker problems, etc. Note 7 catching fire was a real issue just like bendgate and Nexus 6P's breaking in half.

31. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

This is a 2016 phone and all the new QC measures that came into place after the Note 7 debacle were effected from 2017.

48. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

sure they will, they'll be here motormouthing Samsung.#2

65. ahmuzencab

Posts: 192; Member since: May 12, 2017

Makes me wonder what these random internet trolls do to your self esteem for you to remember all their names off the top of your head... rough life..

3. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Just in time for the up coming Note 8...

4. tbacba

Posts: 134; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Why is it Alan (iPhone) F. always manages to author these anti-Samsung articles?

17. Alan01

Posts: 613; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Yeah, that's me. I'm a stone cold Apple fanboy, right? I don't even use an iPhone. My daily driver is the Moto Z Force Droid and to be honest, I'm dying to pick up a BlackBerry KEYone. I don't write a story based on the phones I like. I write based on the stories that are out there. Regards, Alan

18. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

No you don't have a Moto Z Force Droid. You're a hard core Apple fan who hates Samsung and a paid shill. /s

79. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

Blackberry??? Really??? You got to be kidding me.... How can we trust your article if you use BB.

21. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

If you don't appreciate the articles that are published on this site why do you even bother visiting? Do you think that Alan is making news up? Did this actually never happen? Will it no longer exist if it's never published? What's the point of your comment besides being an insufferable nag?

47. tbacba

Posts: 134; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

The 'point' is to call out obvious bias when it occurs. To those who don't recognize it, I guess that's being 'insufferable'.

49. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

tbacba, Alan F also never writes about Motorola phones blowing up.... does that mean that he loves Motorola? No, it's because with my online searches, the last one to blow up that I could find was in 2010. News is news, and Samsung phones that catch fire is news, especially after the Note 7 issue. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean you're justified in criticizing the writer for posting about it. You are way out of line with your criticism. And if you ever bothered to look into it, I'm sure you'd find plenty of articles from Alen that would contradict your own statement.

69. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Seriously, you mean it's been seven years since the last isolated incident?! Damn. I guess that's why Motorola was so gleeful when they took a jab at S8's 7-step battery test or whatever it's called.

75. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

based off searches that I did, none of them really in-depth.

73. tbacba

Posts: 134; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I don't care one way or another about Samsung, it's the reporting I'm referring to. The facts of the story aren't in question, but the writer sets the tone, and the tone of Alan's articles about Samsung are almost always more negative versus the tone of articles about Apple. I don't need to "look into it", I see it on a daily basis. Just because you personally don't notice bias doesn't mean it's not occurring, and it's never "out of line" to point that out. No more on this topic from me.

6. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Someone call the tech expert. It's about to get crazy in here.

13. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Techie got limited and his prymchagagagogo account got banned. Too bad.

16. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Finally?! hallelujah! He was the worst lying, biased, annoying troll on here. Its just too bad it didn't happen sooner. The comments section will be a lot better now.

19. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Well don't celebrate early. He will open a new account and he will be back with a vengeance. Brace yourself.

32. lacp69

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 29, 2017

Techie was no troll. He only explained his point of view and he, the majority what he wrote were truths. You and guys like is who are trolls. You don't like clever people because you have iQ of a mouse. And you are brats of a newer generation.

36. pixel_ftw

Posts: 84; Member since: Jun 19, 2017

^^ Techie's new account everyone.

39. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Exactly and he's extremely salty.

43. lacp69

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 29, 2017

If you are thinking that i'm techie and this is my new account, you are mistaken, i'm another person which writes with the 69 in the end of the user name. Perhaps because we born in the same year.

45. lacp69

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 29, 2017

I was only praising Techie for what he wrote in the past. I'm not the same person.

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