Samsung smartphones can be affected by battery bloat issue at a disproportionately high rate, according to popular YouTuber Mrwhosetheboss (Arun Rupesh Maini). Meanwhile, other users have also made similar claims about their Samsung devices, raising serious questions about the South Korean conglomerate’s battery technology. Years ago, Samsung recalled several fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 devices due to another issue with the handset’s battery, while the FAA banned the smartphone from being transported in flight or as cargo.
YouTuber Mrwhosetheboss – also known as Arun Maini – claims his Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 5G and the relatively recent Galaxy Z Fold 2 are affected by a battery issue which causes the battery case to bulge while tricking the back covers of smartphones into opening. The YouTuber also goes on to say that the problem might be limited to Samsung phones, as it stores all phones of different brands under the same atmospheric and temperature conditions, which did not meet the same fate.
However, he notes that the heat wave that recently hit the UK, where the YouTuber resides, could have increased the atmospheric temperature in the storage room used to house the review units, which could have led to the swelling. lithium batteries of these smartphones. .
Samsung responded by launching an investigation into the matter which resulted in the company sending the affected phones to its Euro QA lab on August 1, according to the YouTuber. However, the company hasn’t provided the YouTuber with an explanation, report or follow-up on this in over 50 days, he claims.
Meanwhile, other YouTubers, including This Is host Matt Ansini, claim that all Samsung smartphones in their collection that are over 3 years old have suffered the same fate, while Marques Brownlee (popularly known as name of MKBHD), claims that the Samsung is just one brand of devices with which it has encountered the problem of battery swelling.
Gadgets 360 has contacted Samsung, which has yet to comment on the YouTuber’s claims. This article will be updated once the company’s response is received.