A Galaxy Z Fold 3 Has Exploded: WATCH
A Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 phone has apparently exploded, after the user fell off a bike with the phone on his person.
Chad Christian claims the phone later exploded as he was packaging the broken device up to send to Samsung for repair.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 blew up on me when I was getting ready to box it up. Had to throw it in the garage. Definitely had some integrity damage. Can you imagine if it did this in shipping 🙁 pic.twitter.com/OnPHfZmKod
— Chad Christian – American Dream Trading (@CoachCWC) September 26, 2021
As Christian points out, if this had happened in transit, it could have been a much bigger deal.
You may recall Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 had a similar flaw, which was a widespread manufacturing issue that saw the phone banned from planes, and eventually recalled at a massive cost to the company – north of $7 billion AUD.
Hopefully this is an isolated incident – although it doesn’t look good.