It has been covered to death recently, the Galaxy Note 7 has a fault in the battery that causes them to overheat and smoke out. If the Google+ post by Elisha Loewen is accurate then it may not just be the Note 7, but also the S7 Edge that suffers from the fault.
My Galaxy S7 Edge just caught fire today as I was driving home from work. I smelled something burning and thought it was my engine then I notice smoke coming from my console under my radio where I keep my phone. I picked it up and it was extremely hot, then threw it out the car window. I pulled over and covered it in snow to snuff the flame. Bell won’t refund me or give me a new phone, they said I had to deal directly with Samsung. They wanted me to email them a bunch of photos and stuff, then they said one of their specialists will get back to me. I just want a refund so I can buy a phone that’s not a Samsung.
Until the report is substantiated, I’ll be taking it with a grain (or shovel) of salt but the potential it could be related to the Note 7’s well publicised issues are certainly worth further investigation.
If you’re currently looking for a phone, will anything Samsung be figuring in your shopping list?