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Is the Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge having battery issues too?

Is the Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge having battery issues too?
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Another day, another exploded phone.

For the last few weeks, we've been hearing all about the problems Samsung's Galaxy Note phone has had. The batteries are catching fire and exploding, which led to the phone being recalled and are even banned on airplanes.

But now the Note's little brother, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, is also exploding and causing major damage, according to a federal lawsuit filed in New Jersey.

Daniel Ramirez filed a suit after he suffered both second and third-degree burns to his leg, thumb and finger after his Edge was "whistling and screeching" and "vibrating and moving around" in his pocket.

What followed next was a cloud of smoke rising from his pocket. When Ramirez went to grab the phone to take it out of his pocket, he was badly burned. Next, the phone exploded and his pants melted to his leg after being "engulfed in flames."

The explosion was so bad, Ramirez subsequently needed a skin graft. He is still undergoing intense therapy to recover from his injuries.

Ramirez is looking for more than $15,000 in damages from Samsung to cover his medical costs and legal fees.

While Samsung has issued a small fix for the Galaxy Edge phones, Samsung representatives claim the Edge's problem is not related to the Note's. Samsung representatives told USA Today in a statement that the Note's problem stems from a single battery maker, which only affects one specific phone model.

Instead, the Edge might be experiencing other problems with the battery, which is also nothing new. We've seen it before. These problems usually stem from an outside factor, like using a third-party charger.

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Source: USA Today
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