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    This smoking Galaxy Z Fold 3 is a good lesson not to be too active with it

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    Last updated: September 27th, 2021 at 16:48 UTC+02:00

    Samsung is no stranger when it comes to its smartphone batteries putting on an unsolicited fireworks display. However, most Galaxy smartphones launched after the Galaxy Note 7 have been largely free from battery-related defects. That being said, we do hear the occasional case of a Samsung smartphone going up in flames due to manhandling. This time around, an unfortunate Galaxy Z Fold 3 user had his phablet combust, albeit not spontaneously.

    Twitter user Chad Christian posted a video of an unfortunate Galaxy Z Fold 3 bellowing smoke. He went on to clarify that the issue was not with the phone itself and that the battery could have sustained structural damage after falling off a bike. It seems that the phone held its own for a week before the battery went belly up, right as he was about to ship the phone back to Samsung.

    Now, it is quite common for a smartphone to take a tumble or two outdoors. Most OEMs rigorously drop test their devices to ensure that they survive the fall. The problem here is that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 isn't your garden variety smartphone. The sheer number of moving parts in the equation makes it a lot more fragile than a corresponding Galaxy smartphone, despite all the durability improvements Samsung has managed to cram in.

    So, the moral of the story here is that it is best to leave your Galaxy Z Fold 3 indoors whenever possible. If not, make sure that you secure it properly. Watching a $1,800 phone go up in flames can be quite painful, and the last thing Samsung wants is more bad PR around its batteries.

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