“After a horrendous autumn dealing with the fallout of combusting batteries in the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is now reassuring customers that its smaller-sized, S7 range is not affected by the same issue,” Parmy Olson writes for Forbes. “‘Samsung stands behind the quality and safety of the Galaxy S7 family’ the company said in an official statement released late on Friday. ‘There have been no confirmed cases of internal battery failures with these devices among the more than 10 million devices being used by consumers in the United States.”
“Yet there have been a small sprinkling of reports of similar overheating problems occurring with Samsung’s Galaxy S7. Tech journalist Chris Mills at BGR, for instance, reported in early October that his S7 Active had swollen up and broken the phone while it was charging in his office,” Olson writes. “Another S7 user in Canada claimed he suffered second and third-degree burns on his hands after his Samsung smartphone exploded while he was in his car. Daniel Ramirez in Ohio is also reportedly suing Samsung after saying that his Galaxy S7 Edge (a version of the same phone but with a curved screen) exploded in his trousers pocket in May 2016, leading to burns on his groin, leg and lower back. ”
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MacDailyNews Take: No one should believe Samsung because:
Samsung has no clue why their phones explode, yet they shipped replacements anyway, assuring their customers they were safe.
Samsung are not only thieves, they’re liars, too.
New report of different Samsung phone model exploding in France – November 7, 2016
Beleaguered Samsung recalls 2.8 million washing machines due to risk of explosion – November 4, 2016
IDC survey: 50% of beleaguered Samsung’s exploding phone users upgrading to Apple iPhone – October 28, 2016
Now beleaguered Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge is reportedly catching fire – October 25, 2016
Samsung refusing to pay for property damage caused by its exploding phones – October 22, 2016
No, Apple’s iPhone 7’s are not having the same issue as Samsung’s exploding, fire-causing phones – October 21, 2016
Beleaguered Samsung’s exploding phone troubles come at an already crucial moment – October 18, 2016
Horror stories from the flight ban of Samsung’s exploding phones – October 17, 2016
Analyst estimates 5-7 million ex-Samsung phone users to switch to Apple iPhone – October 17, 2016
U.S. air passengers who try to take Samsung’s exploding phones onto planes face fines, confiscation, criminal prosecution – October 15, 201
Samsung has no clue why their phones explode, yet they shipped replacements anyway, assuring their customers they were safe – October 14, 2016
United States bans all Samsung Note 7 phones on airline flights – October 14, 2016
Beleaguered Samsung’s cellphone dilemma – October 13, 2016
Exploding Galaxy phones: What did Samsung know and when did they know it? – October 12, 2016
Apple or Android phone makers: Who wins more on Samsung’s Galaxy collapse? – October 12, 2016
People are dumping Samsung’s unsafe, exploding phones and upgrading to Apple’s iPhone – October 12, 2016
Social media users mock beleaguered Samsung’s explosive phones – October 11, 2016
Replacement Galaxy Note 7, deemed ‘safe’ by Samsung, catches fire in Scottish hotel room – October 11, 2016
Samsung axes explosive Galaxy Note 7, shares plummet – October 11, 2016
Drexel Hamilton projects 8 million iPhone unit gain for Apple this year alone due to Samsung’s exploding phones debacle – October 11, 2016
Samsung takes multi-billion-dollar hit to end exploding phones fiasco – October 11, 2016
Beleaguered Samsung permanently ceases Galaxy Note 7 production – October 11, 2016
Should I believe them? Absolutely not.
Should I expect any manufacturers product to not burn off my testicles? Absolutely.
What does that have to do with Apple? Absolutely nothing.
I will never own a thing that copy-cat ripoff makes….I don’t understand how anyone, including their current customers, trusts them anymore…???
My, BOYCOTT SAMSUNG, will always be my stance.
If you see a stow employee talking to a customer about a ScamScum phone, walk up and ask the employee, “Are these the ScamScum phones that don’t explode? How will I know when a phone is going to explode?” Should be interesting to see their reactions. 🖖😀⌚️
Should be store, not stow. 🖖😀⌚️
‘Samsung is now reassuring customers that its smaller-sized, S7 range is not affected by the same issue,”
really? have they officially announced what caused the issue to start with?
i thought they promised the results of their investigation to the public once they determined what it was.
Do I believe Samsung? As much as I believe a political story on Donald Trump to be factually honest reporting from the New York Times or AP.
A lot of people traveling over the holidays are going to be unpleasantly surprised when they discover their Samsung phones and tablets are unwelcome on airplanes.
“Get these muthfückin’ Samsungs off my muthafückin’ plane.”
– Samuel L. “Muthafückin'” Jackson
Yes, and I have a water-front property in the Everglades free of ‘gators.
Samsung said their replacement Galaxy Note 7 smartphones were ‘safe’. No they weren’t. It was discovered that Samsung had done NOTHING to improve the Galaxy Note 7 replacements. No wonder the replacements alsoexploded. (0_o)
Not for this guy:
Graphic Photo: Samsung Note 7 Explodes on the face of Young Man in China
– September 27, 2016
This young man who resides in China was said to have been rushed to the emergency after the Samsung Note 7 phone he was operating reportedly exploded while he was making or receiving a call.
Just carry a fire extinguisher with you and they are probably safe. Maybe they need to packaging that includes one with every phone purchase from them. Otherwise wise up and get the real smart phone.