October 17, 2021

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A Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 May Have Exploded Due To A Drop From Bike & Here’s What Happened






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Samsung recently launched the Galaxy Z Fold 3 last month and it seems like the smartphone may already be embroiled in controversy. According to a claim by Twitter user Chad Christian, his foldable phone started to catch fire and blow out smoke due to integrity damage. While this incident may be reminiscent of the Galaxy Note 7 debacle from a few years ago, this situation might be different as it wasn’t caused by a manufacturing defect. 



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Christian took the Galaxy Z Fold 3 to the Samsung repair centre after he had dropped the smartphone from his bike. He was advised by Samsung to get it replaced with a new unit and was asked to mail in the damaged phone to the company to start the process. However, upon trying to pack the device for shipping, it started to emit smoke as if the battery had suffered some damage.

The owner of the phone himself believes that the device started to act up due to physical damage, however there could be other reasons at play here. Last month, a Samsung Galaxy A21 also caught fire on an Alaska Airlines flight which resulted in the cabin crew initiating an emergency evacuation. The phone had emitted enough smoke and fire in the cabin that it was deemed unsafe after landing in Seattle. It is suspected that the battery on this particular smartphone was damaged which led to it bursting into flames. 



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However, in respect to the Galaxy Z Fold 3, the obvious reason why it started to smoke out was probably because of the damage caused to the battery from the fall. However, we will know more about the cause of the fire once Samsung runs its tests and find out what exactly happened here. There are no other reports of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 suffering from similar problems and this is probably an isolated incident as of now. 

If you want to know more about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, you can read our full review here. It is by far the most practical foldable phone right now and has something unique to offer to smartphone enthusiasts due to its ability to turn into a mini-tablet. 

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