After Samsung Note 7, now Galaxy S7 also exploding?

Samsung would issue a definitive statement once they examine the remains of the 'exploded' phone

Tech Desk November 16, 2016
A model poses for photographs with Samsung Electronics' new smartphone Galaxy S7 during its launch PHOTO: REUTERS

Samsung has potentially found itself embroiled in another exploding controversy.  An incident in Canada has thrust the issue of exploding batteries back into the public eye but this time, the Samsung device that exploded wasn't a Note 7.

According to CTV News, Amarjit Mann of Winnipeg, Manitoba was driving when he felt that his Samsung Galaxy S7 reportedly heating up in his pocket. As soon as he took it out, the phone exploded, filling the car with smoke.

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Speaking to CTV, Mann said he luckily threw the phone out of the car. "It should have damaged my whole car. I just saw smoke and nothing else."

Although he suffered second-degree burns on his hands and third-degree burns on his wrists, Mann feared it could have been worse. "I should have lost my eyes, or my cheeks or anything could have happened," he added.

When contacted by the CTV, a Samsung spokesperson said the company would be able to issue a definitive statement only once they examine the remains of the phone to understand what caused the explosion. "Customer safety remains our highest priority and we remain committed to working with any customer who has experienced an issue with a Samsung product," the spokesperson said.

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S7 owners have started to worry whether the Note 7 faults may have extended to the S7 devices. However, it is too early to assume any faults in the S7 series based on one isolated incident.

It is also not clear whether the explosion was caused due to a fault in the device or any external factor. Until Samsung issues a definite statement, consumers should simply wait and see.

This article originally appeared on Mashable. 


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