Samsung Galaxy S7 explodes in its owner's hands causing second and third degree burns
posted by Alan F. / Nov 15, 2016, 4:58 PM
At the time of the blast, Mann had his windows open and was able to get the phone out of the car although at one point he claims that the device stuck to his hand. Without a phone to call for help, the injured driver was able to drive himself to a friend's home from where he was driven to the hospital.
The phone that exploded was purchased about six months ago for roughly $1,000. Mann's carrier told him to contact Samsung directly, which he says that he will do. He is planning on filing a lawsuit against Samsung related to the pain from the explosion, and for lost wages. The mechanic was told that it will take eight to nine days for his hands to heal.
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I'm starting to think people just shouldn't buy 2016 smartphones period. No phone is safe, either that or china is trying to sabotage the rest of the world with battery production.
posted on Nov 15, 2016, 5:03 PM 3
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You have great point. I use Notes since Note1 with at least two spare non-original cheap batteries(made in China) with which I only swap the original one, all the time. And whatever charger. Heavy use. Not getting even warm. With Note 4 I even have used fast charging for the original battery all the time. Not the spare batteries, though. No single issue. Have never heard someone to have issue. BTW after last iPhone7 exploded, I was sure that there will be Galaxy S7 coming too. Note 7 don't explode anymore because is already banned(even million out there). But GS7 is still selling like a hot cake, so it must explode . Right? LOL
posted on Nov 15, 2016, 5:45 PM 3
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I'm sick of all this "exploding" garbage. The phones aren't REALLY exploding. Melting? Yes. Exploding? No. I guess the terminology doesn't matter..... I'm just glad no one was seriously injured.
posted on Nov 15, 2016, 5:05 PM 1
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can't you see the photo both of his hands are burned
posted on Nov 15, 2016, 6:11 PM 2
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Since the Note 7 fiasco, any smartphone that burns or melts are considered "exploding".
posted on Nov 15, 2016, 7:15 PM 1
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I bet they won't be able to find the phone after he threw it out,how convenient.
posted on Nov 15, 2016, 5:05 PM 1
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Wait, did it blow up in his hands or did it blow up in his pocket. If it blew up in his pocket he would have bandages in that area. And why didn't his screen or glass crack when he through his phone out.
posted on Nov 15, 2016, 6:03 PM 4
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It felt warm in his pocket and when he took it out to check, the phone explodes. Well, probably not actually explode, but more like the battery melted or something since the screen seems uncracked but shows signs of heat damage. I'm thinking that this exploding fiasco is a bit overblown anyway. It just so happens that samsung phones suddenly start blowing up after the note 7 recall due to samsung's excellent luck. No need for conspiracy theories, none at all...
posted on Nov 16, 2016, 4:59 AM 0
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I'm going to ask Tony Stark to make that battery that would make a nuclear power plant, seem like a triple A battery. I stopped putting my phone in my pocket like I use too. They are so thin I think it would bend. Almost makes me s Ares to use my Note 7. Lol
posted on Nov 15, 2016, 6:55 PM 0
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