Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ transforms into a torch as the unit catches on fire

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ transforms into a torch as the unit catches on fire
We have seen a number of handsets catch on fire over the years, and the one thing that usually turns up is that the user was employing a third-party charger. But the latest smartphone fire to hit the news has a different twist. While the device was being charged before going up in smoke, we will discuss this part of the incident later. Let's get to the meat of the story first. A Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ recently turned into a smores making campfire cooking utensil as it sat right on the user's bed, not covered by a pillow or sheets.

While the phone was just sitting on the bed, the device owner suddenly heard a sizzling sound and smelled some "nasty fumes." As we hinted at, the charger that came out of the box was not the one being used to charge the phone at the time it caught fire. Instead, a charger for the Samsung Galaxy S III was used.

According to the Repair Center in Pembroke Pines Florida, the use of the Galaxy S III charger could not have caused the fire. Possibilities include a faulty battery or a problem with the phone that was caused by damage done to the handset.

Check out some images of the phone following the fire, by clicking on the slideshow below.

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source: Reddit, Imgur via TechnoBuffalo

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Galaxy S6 edge+
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(20h 3G talk time)



1. Unordinary unregistered


3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Someone is desperately seeking attention today.

9. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

He's right, two negative articles about Samsung today where everything is immediately dismissed by the majority here. Those same people turn it around to Apple at every opportunity and hypocritically jump on Apple if similar problems arise...

11. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

And the reverse never happens right? All fanboys deflect and try to change the subject, Android, iOS, WP, etc. The next article that comes out with an Apple issue, there will be an Android fanboy jumping on it and an iOS fanboy dragging Android into the argument. The next article with an Android issue, the reverse will happen. Lather rinse repeat.

13. Ninetysix

Posts: 2966; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

That's how it goes brosephine. Samsung home button easily scratched, but but but I can scratch the iPhone's back with my fingernail!

37. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Thanks for proving my point. And enough with the brosephine s**te, mkay? Makes you sound like a douche.

18. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

Well, duh, thats kinda because Apple owns the whole ecosystem. If they actually tested other products they could force the Company (the one who made the asessory) to fix it since they patent it. But with the microUSB port, Samsung (on its own) can't really do anything about it, theres not really any conditions a charging cable/brick has to fill.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well he does make a point.

27. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Because it is the top selling brand, they need this propaganda.

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Not a Samsung user and not even close to a fan boy but... Batteries are hazardous... And anything with a battery could catch fire... Let it be iPhone 6S... Galaxy Edge... Nokia N70... Nissan Leaf... Tesla Roadster... You name it, we got it! Goggle is your buddy...

14. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Anything thats heat a lots and has a battery will have even more chance to explode lol... S6 heat a lots almost as much as the M9.

16. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

One time I agree with you. Look at those 2 wheel board things that caught fire more then once. Batteries can go bad, just fact.

33. Plutonium239

Posts: 1261; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Lithium Ion cells are perfectly safe so long as the factory producing them has proper quality controls in place and that they are not penetrated with a nail and they have a good BMS, a bad one could result in a non-passive thermal event.

7. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Samsung S-plode, iPhone iBlast, LG Gtorch, HTC One Boom, Nokia Lumia 9melting, Motorola Moto C (combust), Sony Xperia Zfire just having fun with Punthology :D

8. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

All so nice ....haha

21. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

*Apple iBlast

12. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Goes to show any phone can do this. Heck. Samsung got washing machines exploding now.

17. Elusivellama

Posts: 73; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

Nice burn in, bro

19. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Seeing the response of people here will feel even better, when you react in similar way to these type of news about iphone.......everyone trying to say, anything with battery can catch fire, why to blame samsung for it......then why you guys blame apple for any iphone's catching fire, why calling it ifire, idestruct, etc ???

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I don't understand why people don't understand that when a phone is charging it gets hot. Laying the phone on a flammiblesurface like a bed wheer cloth gets hotter as the phone does will cause it to catch on fire. READ THIS PDF - It states as a fact, certain types of materials are More flammable than other. Cotton linens for example were at the top of the list. When you phone is charging, I notice especially the Samsung phones get very hot near the camera module. I also recall someone once claimed that the ring around the camera is some type of heat heat sink that Samsung uses to dissipate heat from the phone. I have no idea if that si true or not. What I do know as a scientific fact is, if you place a charging object on linen, that if it gets hot enough, the linen will catch on fire and the phone in this case dos not have to be packed under a pillow. Just like you shouldn't drop a charging phone in the tube while you're in it, why woudl you put it in bed with you? I've had a phone in the bed, but never attached to the charger Only a fool would do this. and I've chaged my Note 5 with both my S3, S4 and my Note 4 charger with no problem. All those Samsung chargers are basically identical. They all do 1.5-2.0v of power. Only the fast chargers are different. Yet i've used my Note 5's fast charger on the S3 and S4 with no issue. The phone didn't have a defect. The defect was the idiot who placed a charging phone on flammable material. You should have burned the whole house down with you in it. When charging a phone it should be placed on a surface with a high tolerance rate to heat. Like a glass/wood/porcelain table or similar. NEVER CLOTH of any kind. Especially linen made of cottons or polyester or similar. What a stupid idiot.

23. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

No, I'm not going to read your "scientific facts". Samsung should just stop making phones that explode.

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They don't make phones that explode. But hey I didn't ask you to read. You obviously can't read. If Samsung purposely made a phone tonexplode, they would all be exploding. What a stupid @$$.

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Idiots should stop taking things that get hot and putting them into bed with them. How about we start with the actually problem human stupidity. You should understand stupidity very well. Just read your own post.

28. Ninetysix

Posts: 2966; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Samsung users are dumb like that. When are they going to learn?

29. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Not as dumb as 69.

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013 Maybe Sony should stop making Xploding Xperia. See how easy it is? Loser!

30. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

What the heck kinda nonsense are you spewing? It would not get hot enough to catch the linens on fire. God you are such a fanboy, ANYTHING negative about samsung you find a way to shift the blame away onto something else. Ive charged my phone laying on the bed next to me tons of times, as have many other ppl. The heat from the back of the phone is not gonna get hot enough to catch the linens on fire, its not like it gets super red hot. The phone would more likely overheat and shut down before the linens caught fire. Something went wrong with the phone, likely the battery, just deal with it for once. Samsung isn't perfect.

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Even if you iron cloths wrong they can catch on fire. Cotton and Rayon is easily scorched by an iron. I remember I had the iron on a high setting and i burned my pants. You know they get that smooth shiny look when the iron is to hot. But I did worse. I had the irons on the near highest steam setting trying to kill a wrinkle and as soon as the iron touch it, it burned and left the shape of the irons permanently imprinted in my dress pants. Fabric of certain kinds have a very low tolerance to heat. Most beds sheets are mostly cotton blends and catch on fire even from cigarette ashes. Cigarette ashes are not hotter than what some phones get charging. Don't place any phone in bed while its charging or even on period. Now if your phone is on a table, not in direct sunlight, and you're using the right charger and it catches on fire, then that a defective unit. Different circumstances.

31. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Uh cigarette ashes are much hotter than what a phone gets charging. Ashes are basically still burning whatever material was on fire if you see any red in them, which is why dropping a cigarette on ur sheets or carpet can catch it on fire. A charging phone with radiating heat, is not enough to catch bed sheets on fire. Its more likely the phone would overheat and shut down first before the sheets caught fire. The issue in this case was prob the battery as is usually the case. Your just a biased, samsung can do no wrong fanboy.

32. kenaldinho4444

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

Why would I use a s3 charger on my s6edge+ again...... as a matter of fact, I'd like to know what kind of tests they ran to know if the charger caused the fire

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