The nightmare doesn't end: another Galaxy S7 edge catches fire in Canada!

The nightmare doesn't end: another Galaxy S7 edge catches fire in Canada!
So, Samsung finally decided to bury the Note 7 and try and continue its business as usual, selling the many other premium devices it has in stock. A large percentage of users who were forced to return their S Pen-toting phablets also decided to remain faithful to the brand, and mostly opted for a Galaxy S7 edge or the regular Galaxy S7. In fact, reports suggest that the company had to boost production for the aforementioned flagships, as demand spiked in recent weeks.

However, among the Note 7 combustion reports, we did catch a couple of glimpses of Galaxy S7 edge units also reported as catching fire. And, while those reports were few and far between, it was easy to consider them oddball accidents, probably caused by mishandling or a bad lemon of a device. But for one reason or another, now that the Note 7 saga is over, there seem to be a few reports of the S7 edge catching fire that are a bit too close in time than comfortable.

In the past month, we've heard about a Galaxy S7 edge catching fire in the Philippines, in the US, and now — there's a report from Canada. One Elisha Loewen reported on Google+ that his curvy smartphone started smoking as it was sitting idle in a storage compartment in his car's dashboard. He managed to pick up the extremely hot device for just long enough to be able to toss it out the window, after which he used the snow outside to douse the fire.

According to Mr. Loewen, carrier Bell refused to deal with the faulty device and instructed him to contact Samsung support directly. The customer did exactly that and has sent a set of photos (seen below). Now, he is awaiting for an expert to get back to him.

We'll see how this story unfolds. It's a bit early to talk about an S7 edge recall, and it definitely hasn't had as many incidents as the Note 7. But it's very easy to get paranoid over Sammy's shiny flagships nowadays. We are glad to know that Mr. Loewen wasn't hurt in the ordeal and we hope that this was just a very, very rare accident.



source: Elisha Loewen via Android Headlines

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107 Comments

1. jellmoo

Posts: 2661; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

As a Canadian that owns an S7 edge: Well that's just great...

2. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

lol, no problems with the s7 with fires for 6 months until the note 7 had them now. I suspect more Samsung phones to catch fire. I wonder who is sabotaging these phones? Seem like people are trying to cash in. All you have to do in puncture the battery and claim it caught fire.

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I am now gonna abuse you and show off my keyboard warrior skills by calling you a samsung fan because you talk too much sense and I don't have a constructive reply !

5. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

It could also be that people are aware after the Note 7 fiasco and that they contact the media themselves instead of Samsung. Hence, more explosions end up being published, instead of silenced by Samsung if you contact them directly (as they will probably want you not to report it to the media).

10. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

'instead of silenced by Samsung' and how would Samsung do that ? You watch too much hollywood movies.

34. Unordinary unregistered

Did you not see Samsung censoring by forcing Youtube to remove the Note 7 GTA mod lmao?

41. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Sorry, I can't find that article anymore. I believe I read it here on PA but I'm not sure.

11. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

That could be true. But it was already confirmed a while back that 26 of the note 7 claims were false. So this proves people will lie. I only say that because with both versions of the note 7 nobody have been able to replicate the fire issues with the phones. Samsung doesn't have a history of phone fires. So lets assume all the Samsung phones had zero design flaw all it takes it someone to over heat are puncture the battery and cry wolf. Sites and media places like iPhonearena will post things without the details and make people think it dangerous when its not, which is why they do it. If I took my note 7 and made up a store it caught fire and drilled a hole in the battery iPhoneareana will post it. Eventhough I made it all up.

7. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

And with still 1 million Note 7's out there, we dont hear about them burning. Suddenly it is only S7's.....I smell something fishy....

49. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Yep. I still have my Note 7. No problem yet. it it was gonna catch fire, I think I would have by now.

68. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Yep. I still have my Note 7. No problem yet. it it was gonna catch fire, I think I would have by now." So...... you still have the phone? Despite Samsung LITERALLY abandoning it....you're keeping it anyways? Damn, you're a special breed of stupid.

70. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

And who are you to judge the decision of some who you do not even know? Him keeping his Note7 is his money and his choice, wether it's stupid or whatever, it's none of your business. Stop pissing people off, as you can't take the heat when someone does the same to you.

72. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Be honest.....you just like parrying everything I say, don't you? Common sense is a thing.....something your comrade is surprisingly lacking in unfortunately. (Apparently not pseudo-paragraphs through. He has tons of those on deck.....)

80. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Common sense is a thing......something your comrade is suprisingly lacking lacking in unfortunately." Of course, by common sense, no one should be keeping their Note7 at this point in time. But, people have the freedom to do whatever they want with their property, unless it's outright illegal by law to do so, and which in this case, isn't. If you have common sense, you should know that you shouldn't judge people's personal choices, especialy when you do not know them. Quote: "Be honest.....you just like parrying everything I say, don't you?" Because your posts have been ridiculous lately. You come-off telling someone to "stfu" without providing any reasonable rebuttal to support your confrontation and to discredit the person's post, but you just throw a "stfu" at someone's post which you did not even completely read (as per your own words), thus meaning you didn't have full knowledge on what you were confronting! Throwing a "stfu" at someone, without providing a rebuttal, makes you look like a troll.

104. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I think he's being a little harsh with his word, but I think he cares about his safety. Lets be realistic for a second, the device will never, never will get software updates from the manufacturer, secondly it has been recalled by the manufacturer. If, if you live in the US you been told to return it. In addition, it has been banned from several sites, such airports and trains for safety reason. Lets say he gets in an aircraft and does explodes, will he and family be able to absorb the legal liability? Is not just about his health, but also the general population.

76. acruzlu unregistered

What a person does is his business and no on else's. If he wants to keep it, let him. The chances of anything happening are less than 1% anyways.

30. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

I'm with you. The phone was officially release on March 11th 2016, so its been on sale for 7 months actually. I think in a full 7 months, I believe there was one case of the phone catching fire. Right after the Note 7, now all of a sudden all these S7's catching on fire? I doubt it. Especially all of a sudden happening at once. Once it catches on fire, pretty much any evidence of tampering would be destroyed. All one has to do is take a small hand drill, and a very small bit and drill through the back glass through the battery with over mits on and cause the phone to catch fire. But of course, all the Samsung hating Apple loving fanboys, won't see it as purposeful sabotage. But when an iPhone is reported with the same, the first thing they claim is no facts. Who would trash a $700 phone on purpose and blah blah blah. Yet we see videos of people taking cigarette lighter to the display, dropping them until they break, but ask who would sabotage a phone on purpose. They can jump on Samsung hate-bandwagon all they want. But what I hate is when it happens to them, then they want to be a skeptic. Such hypocrites. Before I even clicked my shortcut for PA, I was like, I bet there is gonna be another Samsung story about a phone catching fire. I've gotten so burned out that I've gotten to the point I don't even scroll the comments. Because the typical haters like Mxy, or the people love poorly selling brands like Xperia14, nit-wits like NCTX77 who at least is an open hypocrite, come here like flies on bull crap when its Samsung. But when its Apple, they are like a open field absent of crickets. NOT A PEEP! No matter what you guys say, Samsung will still sell more phones that the vast majority of other Android OEM's combined. Even with the Note 7 issue, they will still sell over 300M phones for 2016, something NO OTHER OEM IS GOING TO EVER DO, including Apple and next year the phones from Samsung will be even better. if this is a legit fire, then it really sucks. Even if it isn't and the people are scamming, its still sucks because Samsung is going to be accused. The thing is though, the vast majority of people aren't going to hear about it, and that's a good thing.

37. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Stfu Techie.......

39. meanestgenius

Posts: 22520; Member since: May 28, 2014

You mad, bro?

55. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

When he can't refute a fact, posts like #37 is all what he can come up with. Smh, he should to take his own advice, 'cause he's becoming arrogant lately.

65. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Lol.....what part of that nonsense was "fact" to you? I didn't think opinions were facts.....

73. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Quote: "Lol.....what part of that nonesense was fact to you?" You call it nonsense, and that's your opinion about his post, so you calling it "nonesense" doesn't make it a fact and doesn't mean that his post is in fact a "nonsense". Quote: "I didn't think opinions were facts..." And when you told him to "STFU", it means that you didn't agree with his post, hence you had no legitimate grounds to stand on when telling him to "stfu", since you weren't standing on any fact, but on your own opinion too! This is ridiculous.

77. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Actually..... I stopped reading anything he writes LONG ago. He has a habit of writing mind-numbingly long, mostly subjective drivel that takes far too long to decipher due to an amalgam of errors. Telling him stfu is the nicest gesture I can give to someone like that....

95. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Quote: "Telling him to stfu is the nicest gesture I can give to someone like that....." No, that's an arrogant gesture. PA mods are the ones who have all the rights to throw a "stfu" (a warning) at his him for his long posts (if the mods deem it to be annoying and against their policy). You're just a mere user like all of us, so you're in no position to tell someone to "stfu" because the person writes long posts with typos. If someone is trolling another one, or spewing lies about an OEM, then any user here can confront that person's post, as such is offensive. But, writing long comments with typos isn't anything offensive. If you decide no to read his long posts, then that's on you. But, if you're a level-headed person, you shouldn't confront a post, unless you get to fully know what the posts says, by completely reading it. I mean, is it logical to confront what you do not have full knowledge on?

99. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Is that why PA banned his Techie account? LOL.

98. meanestgenius

Posts: 22520; Member since: May 28, 2014

Trojan_horse has a point, though. It appears that you got angry over what he said and couldn't refute it, hence your comment #37.

64. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You're joking, right? I didn't even read that half-error garbage.....let alone gave it analysis. That's what I do when Techie posts anything....because it's usually garbage.

43. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Why because who ever it is speaks the truth.

66. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You sound bats**t.....go lie down.

51. Rocket

Posts: 709; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

You should take that advise too, i think lol

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