August 18, 2022

A widely known tech reviewer, who was one many individuals struggling in a heatwave that gripped the UK final week, claims three of his Samsung telephones exploded because of the intense warmth.

Arun Maini shared photos on Twitter with the telephones break up in half, saying the batteries blew up inside and not one of the different smartphone manufacturers in his giant assortment had been phased. Mainin, nonetheless, doesn’t make clear the kind of Samsung that fell sufferer to the blistering temperatures.

The YouTube star will not be the one one with a broken Samsung, as a number of folks within the UK talked about they skilled the identical difficulty, with one consumer saying it occurred to his Samsung that has been sitting within the cabinet untouched for awhile. 

The latest occasions echo that of the 2016 Samsung Galaxy Be aware 7 that had been discovered to spontaneously exploded and have been discovered fault of beginning a minimum of 112 fires.

 

A YouTuber, who evaluations tech, shared photos on Twitter of three Samsung smartphones that he stated had been broken by the heatwave – the batteries exploded on account of swelling

The UK noticed document excessive temperatures for greater than every week, with the best reaching 104 levels on July 19.

And it looks as if the warmth was an excessive amount of for even Samsung smartphones to bear.

One other tech reviewer, Zaryab Khan, commented on Maini’s tweet, saying he skilled an identical difficulty.

‘Can affirm the identical. Lately my Be aware 10+, Z fold 2 & S20 batteries received swollen,’ reads Khan’s tweet.

The smartphone looks like it was split in half, which was caused by a an exploding battery, the user claims

The smartphone seems to be prefer it was break up in half, which was brought on by a an exploding battery, the consumer claims

‘It by no means occurred to every other telephones within the assortment irrespective of how previous. Solely Samsung units.’

Some speculate the warmth is totally different within the UK, as one Twitter consumer stated homes are made to entice warmth, just like an oven and this might have resulted within the batteries overheating.

Hussam additionally shared his ideas, noting that ‘Samsung didn’t check their telephones underneath warmth situations.’ He claims to stay in Saudi Arabia.

The information of exploding Samsung smartphones could remind lots of the Galaxy Be aware 7 fiasco that highlighted the challenges of packing extra energy into a lot thinner telephones that had been rushed to market in August 2016 in a bid to beat out Apple’s new iPhone.

Another tech reviewer, Zaryab Khan, commented on Maini’s tweet, saying he experienced a similar issue

One other tech reviewer, Zaryab Khan, commented on Maini’s tweet, saying he skilled an identical difficulty

The UK saw record high temperatures for more than a week, with the highest reaching 104 degrees on July 19. And it seems like the heat was too much for even Samsung smartphones to bear

The UK noticed document excessive temperatures for greater than every week, with the best reaching 104 levels on July 19. And it looks as if the warmth was an excessive amount of for even Samsung smartphones to bear

As soon as rumors surfaced that Apple’s newest gadget wasn’t set to be the 12 months’s largest innovation, Samsung executives ‘pushed suppliers to fulfill tighter deadlines, regardless of a great deal of new options’.

Shortly after the telephones had been launched and bought, stories of the handsets catching hearth started to floor.

Only a month after the launch, cellular chief D.J. Koh held a press convention in Seoul, South Korea the place he introduced the recall of two.5 million Galaxy Be aware 7 units that may finally get replaced with a brand new and secure Be aware 7.

Though the agency was praised for its fast considering, it was additionally criticized for saying these plans previous to establishing a technique on learn how to collect tens of millions of telephones in 10 nations and get every individual a alternative.

And a 12 months later, Samsung was hit with a category motion lawsuit from a minimum of 1,900 customers in South Korea, who wished compensation to the tune of $822,000.

Nevertheless, the recall value the corporate $5.3 billion and one other $19 billion when the corporate axed the Be aware 7 altogether simply two months after they began exploding.