The battery on Samsung’s flagship devices are in the news once again, fortunately, it’s not about the devices catching fire or exploding. Though this time, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 batteries have caught everyone’s attention for an amusing reason. While the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ house a non-removable Lithium-ion battery which shouldn’t be disassembled without any supervision, but if anyone happens to disassemble the smartphones, the battery label says it should not be left unattended around dogs or any of your pets. Also Read - Samsung to roll out cloud gaming service on Tizen smart TVsAlso Read - Best smartphones under Rs 20,000 with AMOLED display October 2021: Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, Realme X7 5G, more
Apparently, the intent behind is that pets might think of the battery as a chew toy and puncture it while fiddling around it. This could further cause harms to your pets as battery contains toxic elements in it. If ingested, the battery toxins can cause burns, irritation, loss of appetite, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, and damage to the dog s digestive tract. If ever a situation occurs like this, pet owners are recommended to seek medical help from a veterinary doctor. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Buds 2 Maison Kitsuné Edition launched: Here’s the first look
The harmful effects of an ingested battery are not limited only to animals but to humans as well. Thus, the Lithium-ion battery shall always be kept away from the reach of pets and kids in the house. Lithium-ion batteries usually have a high output and ‘if a dog were to chew and puncture the battery, it could cause the battery to swell and potentially burst into flames,’ reports The Verge.
Turns out, the keep-away-from-dog label on Samsung Galaxy S8 is not new and has been put on other Samsung devices in the past as well. Initially, Samsung had a keep-away-from-kids label but was replaced later. According to reports, the change appears to have taken place in 2014 when the company launched the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 4. ALSO READ: LG G6 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Price, specifications and features compared
Earlier this month, a Youtube channel called ‘What’s Inside‘ uploaded a video where they cut the Samsung Galaxy S8 into the half. During the teardown, Samsung Galaxy S8’s battery gets punctured and it starts emitting smoke and subsequently swells. Notably, the battery didn’t explode. Seems like the battery on the Galaxy S8 flagships has been engineered to protect itself from exploding.
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