Samsung Galaxy S7 explodes in its owner's hands causing second and third degree burns

Samsung Galaxy S7 explodes in its owner's hands causing second and third degree burns
A Canadian man driving his car this past Sunday, ended up with second and third degree burns to his hands after his Samsung Galaxy S7 exploded. The phone was in the pocket of 34-year old Amarjit Mann when he felt a "warmness." Mann took the phone out of his pocket and it exploded in his hands. The victim calls the Galaxy S7 "a bomb you can carry."

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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source: WinnipegSun

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1. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

maybe pump up that battery tech R&D budget

21. Unordinary unregistered

But "Samsung is the leading R&D spender!!!!!"

2. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

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.

8. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

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

52. shadad

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Damn! Thats right! i guess they turn on the S7 now lol.

46. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Sony doesn't explode atleast.

3. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

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.

13. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

can't you see the photo both of his hands are burned

16. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Hence "seriously"...

20. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

oh it was just a boo boo, he goes to his boss and say sorry sir I can't work today because I got a boo boo.

24. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Since the Note 7 fiasco, any smartphone that burns or melts are considered "exploding".

30. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1327; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

I sent this in telling them it was the Note 7 then I face palmed when I realized what I had done.

26. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Agree with you about this.

42. AlikMalix unregistered

See, this one ha a butnred phone on the photo, the user is holding it - I'm still waiting to see the photos of the device that burned that pregnant lady.

4. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

I bet they won't be able to find the phone after he threw it out,how convenient.

6. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

The phone is in the picture....... Jesus Christ.

29. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1327; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

I second that.

5. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

The next best thing. He's lucky it didn't happen near his face.

7. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

Bring back removeable battery already

41. bolosantosi

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

We don't know if the battery is truly the problem

9. jimjam unregistered

oh look another trying to make the headlines

11. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

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.

51. adrianzka

Posts: 64; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

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...

12. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Samsung's s8 will not sell better than the s7 when release..i can see the future..

14. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Always a possibility with any phone.

15. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Make sure you know how to use a smartphone before buying one.

17. BobLawblaw unregistered

If my v10 explodes it'll be like hiroshima going off as it's so big..

47. Cicero

Posts: 1137; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Waiting for Tesla car. Imagine that!

18. tangbunna

Posts: 485; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

in 2017, everyone will use AA batteries, so it will not explode anymore. safe for everyone

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

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

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