Unfortunate it seems that attempting to use a fast charger on an older and unsupported device might not be the best idea. According to a recent post on Reddit, it seems that one user woke up to find that her Samsung Galaxy S4 was melting after she had plugged her boyfriend’s charger into the device.
According to the poster, “Mine is a purple galaxy s4. He has a new galaxy edge. The part that fits into the phone was melted inside. When my alarm went off this morning, my boyfriend reached to turn it off and when he grabbed at the charger to unplug it it burned his finger and the charger just fell off. leaving that piece in the picture connected. I tried to get it out but it was nasty hot. he has a sweet blister now.”
Now it is unclear if this could be a problem for users with older and unsupported devices, or if this might be a freak accident, but either way if you do have a fast charger, maybe you’ll want to think twice about using it with an older phone. Samsung has yet to comment on this.
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||2600 mAh||3600 mAh|
|Processor Name||Exynos 5 Octa 5410||Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890|
|Street Price||$296 Galaxy S4 on Amazon||$560 Galaxy S7 Edge on Amazon|
|Link to full specs||Galaxy S4 Full specs and details||Galaxy S7 Edge Full specs and details|