A YouTuber, who reviews tech, shared images on Twitter of three Samsung smartphones he says were damaged in the heatwave - the batteries exploded due to swelling

YouTuber claims batteries exploded in three Samsung smartphones due to recent UK heatwave

A well-known tech critic, who was one of many battling a heat wave that hit the UK last week, claims three of his Samsung phones exploded due to the intense heat.

Arun Maini told DailyMail.com that the batteries in its Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S10 were three times larger, pushing back the back covers of each handset, while none of the more than 600 smartphones in its collection has not been staggered.

The YouTube star isn’t the only one with a damaged Samsung, as several people in the UK have mentioned experiencing the same problem, with one user saying it happened to her Samsung which sat untouched in the cupboard for some time.

Recent events echo that of the 2016 Samsung Galaxy Note 7 which ended up spontaneously exploding and was found guilty of starting at least 112 fires.

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A YouTuber, who reviews tech, shared images on Twitter of three Samsung smartphones he says were damaged in the heatwave – the batteries exploded due to swelling

The UK recorded record temperatures for more than a week, with the highest reaching 104 degrees on July 19.

And it seems that the heat was too much even for Samsung smartphones.

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

‘Can confirm the same. Recently my Note 10+, Z fold 2 and S20 batteries swelled,” reads Khan’s tweet.

Another user said it happened to his Samsung which sat untouched in the closet for some time

Another user said it happened to his Samsung which sat untouched in the closet for some time

The smartphone appears to have been split in half, which was caused by an exploding battery, according to the user

The smartphone appears to have been split in half, which was caused by an exploding battery, according to the user

“This has never happened to any other phone in the collection, regardless of age. Only Samsung devices.’

Some believe the heat is different in the UK, as one Twitter user said homes are designed to trap heat, like an oven, which could have caused batteries to overheat.

Hussam also shared his thoughts, noting that “Samsung has not tested its phones in hot conditions.” He claims to live in Saudi Arabia.

News of Samsung’s smartphone explosion may remind many of the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco that highlighted the challenges of packing more power into much thinner phones that hit the market in August 2016 in the goal of beating Apple’s new iPhone.

Another tech reviewer, Zaryab Khan, commented on Maini's tweet, saying he encountered a similar issue.

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

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

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

Once rumors surfaced that Apple’s latest device wasn’t supposed to be the biggest innovation of the year, Samsung executives “pushed vendors to meet tighter deadlines, despite numerous new features”.

Shortly after the phones were launched and purchased, reports of the handsets burning began to surface.

The recent events echo those of the 2016 Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (pictured) which spontaneously exploded and was found to have started at least 112 fires.

The recent events echo those of the 2016 Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (pictured) which spontaneously exploded and was found to have started at least 112 fires.

Just a month after the launch, mobile chief DJ Koh held a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, where he announced the recall of 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 devices that would eventually be replaced by a new one. Note 7 sure.

While the company has been praised for being quick to think, it has also been criticized for announcing these plans before strategizing how to round up millions of phones in 10 countries and replace every single person.

And a year later, Samsung was hit with a class action lawsuit from at least 1,900 users in South Korea, who wanted compensation to the tune of $822,000.

However, the recall cost the company $5.3 billion and another $19 billion when the company completely phased out the Note 7 just two months after its explosion began.


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