Mobile lithium batteries allow us to have good autonomy in our devices, which if we add the ability to fast charge they become an excellent option. However, they are not without drawbacks and problems, which particularly affects Samsung. And that’s it, they appear Samsung Galaxy with swollen batteriessomething that seems to be the Korean company’s fault.
During all these years that we have used smartphones, the problems related to them have been very diverse. Overheating, screen, connection problems or most dangerous of all, those related to the battery. And it is that, if we charge a mobile with a defective battery, it can even explode on contact, although most of the time there are signs that indicate that the battery is not in good condition. One of them is when the battery swells and at this time we have to avoid recharging the mobile under any circumstances.
There are cases of old Samsung Galaxy phones with swollen batteries
The popular YouTuber misterwhose bosswhose real name is Arun Maini, was the one who reported this event in a video that currently has more than 2 million views. He begins by announcing that bought all Samsung Galaxy from 2010 and when he was about to make a compilation video, he found that some models were in poor condition. More specifically, his Samsung Galaxy 8 from 2017 showed a clear case of swollen batterywhich had split the mobile in two.
You might think this is a one off case for a while, but it’s not, as it shows a Samsung Galaxy S6 from 2015 and one Samsung S10 2019 with the exact same problem. We are talking about 3 mobiles corresponding to the Samsung Galaxy range and launched in different years presenting the same bloated battery, perhaps too much to take it as a coincidence. To make matters worse, these are mobiles that were in disuse currently and in view of its total use, it barely exceeds a few weeks. Moreover, they were stored under the same conditions as other mobiles.
Given the lack of answers, Arun decided to investigate and assume that the root cause was the heat wave which affected the United Kingdom, where he resides. But we come back to the problem that only Samsungs were affected, so he decides send these Samsung Galaxy with swollen battery to the business itself.
After more than 50 days, Samsung does not give an answer to the problem
Despite his efforts and his status as an “influencer” given his large number of subscribers, the YouTuber was ignored by Samsung itself. And it is that, since the beginning of August, he has not received an answer or an update on what happened or why. This means that more than 50 days have passed without receiving an answer and to his great frustration, he went to see if he could find more information. Surprisingly, he saw more people with this problem, coinciding with Samsung Galaxy phones. The reason for the swelling of these Samsung would be based on the fact that the electrolytes in the battery break down and releasing a gas.
This is the cause of battery swelling, which is considered a faulty battery. Therefore, the problem lies with Samsung and its quality control, because in these Samsung Galaxy it seems that it should not have been filled. Indeed, it is believed that this type of batteries should last 5 years without swelling, something that has not been fulfilled here in the current models. Speaking of these, even the Samsung Galaxy ZFold 2 would also be affected by this problem. It remains to be seen whether Samsung really provides answers to this swollen battery problem.