As if there haven't been enough Samsung products catching fire this year, here's another one. A reddit user's Galaxy S6 edge+ burned down on his nightstand. Fortunately, the user did not suffer any injuries or any further damage apart from the phone itself and the nightstand it was kept on.
According to the reddit user ReturnThroughAether, the phone caught fire while it was sitting idle on the nightstand. Before this, the device exhibited no problems with heating or with the battery. The user confirmed in one of the comments that he only used the original charger supplied with the phone. He has since talked to Samsung and his carrier (which seems to be AT&T from the logo on the back of the phone).
From the images it seems it was the battery that combusted, with a clear marking around the front and back of the phone exactly where the battery sits. The display seems completely damaged as does the back of the phone, which also popped open from the side near to the battery.
Although it might seem similar, this is not the same as the issue on the Note7, which was widespread. The S6 edge+, on the other hand, has been out for a year now and there haven't been any notable cases of the battery burning down. Still, it certainly doesn't help Samsung's case right now, who has had an uncharacteristically bad year dousing fires around the world, with phones and even washing machines catching fires.
What hoax? Looks like Samsung will die the Nokia way soon. I have this phone and Im shit scared now. Nokia will make a comeback next year.
Do you think Samsung only have Beast mode? you are wrong Samsung also is the beast most on explode!
I have a S6 and yeah, it gets really hot, never had a phone that heats up this much... sometimes I fear it's gonna explode.