It would seem that the rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S7 going off like a time bomb were not exaggerated. A recent incident which took place in Canada raises concern about the safety of the smart device, released by Samsung in early February.
Although there are many jokes circulating the Internet about how to blow up stuff using a Samsung Galaxy 7, in reality, the incidents were pretty rare.
However, this new incident confirms that the smartphone still has major issues which can potentially put owners’ life at risk. The incident occurred in Canada, and the victim was a 34-year old car mechanic by the name of Amarjit Mann.
Mann bought the faulty device six months ago from a Samsung retailer. Until the unfortunate incident, the smartphone did not have any issues.
According to the owner’s statements, Mann was in his personal vehicle when the incident occurred. As he pointed out, his Samsung Galaxy S7 was still in his pocket when it started to heat up uncontrollably.
After Mann had attempted to remove the device from his pocket, the smartphone exploded in his hand like a regular firecracker. At the sight of the explosion, the man quickly rolled out this window and threw out the phone.
Unfortunately, according to his statements, as he attempted to throw the phone, the handheld device got stuck to his hands for a few seconds. Since the man threw out the window his only phone, he had to drive to a friend’s house before heading to the local hospital.
According to the doctors who treated Mann’s wounds, the patients came into the ER with second and third-degree burns on both hands. In addition, it would seem that some of the sparks that emanated from the faulty device also touched the man’s cheek.
Still, the 34-year old mechanic was fortunate, considering that the device could have exploded next to his face.
For this incident, Mann is determined to sue the company for damage and for lost wages. His doctors predicted that the man’s wounds would heal in about nine days. Meanwhile, the man wants to tell everyone how dangerous it can be to own a Samsung Galaxy S7.
So far, the company has not made any official statements. Each day, it would seem that more and more similar incidents are discovered all over the globe. This prompts us to ask a serious question: what will Samsung do about it?
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