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FILE - In this July 28, 2016, file photo, a color blending feature of the Galaxy Note 7 is demonstrated in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
FILE - In this July 28, 2016, file photo, a color blending feature of the Galaxy Note 7 is demonstrated in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

It's not just the Note. Battery fires are affecting Samsung Edge phones and the S8


The Samsung Galaxy Note7 has been recalled worldwide. But Samsung's problems might just be beginning.

The electronics giant still hasn't figured out what causes the phone's battery to catch fire. And that's delaying production of the Galaxy S8, its next flagship phone, according to The Wall Street Journal.

And to make matters worse, PhoneArena reports Galaxy S7s are also catching fire.

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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2016 file photo, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge mobile phone is displayed during a preview of Samsung's flagship store, Samsung 837, in New York's Meatpacking District. SquareTrade, a company that offers extended-protection plans for gadgets, said the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge still functioned after being submerged in water for 30 minutes. Audio was ?permanently muffled and distorted? after the dunking, but the Samsung phones still outlasted Apple?s iPhones in SquareTrade?s water tests. The study, released Monday, March 14, also found that Samsung?s new phones are more prone to breaking than the iPhone 6S, which survived 30 seconds in a tumbling test chamber, similar to a dryer without heat. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

A PhoneArena user said the S7 Edge caught fire while charging. He was only using the phone after returning his Note7.

We've reached out to Samsung for comment.

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Dee Decasa holds her replacement Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in an aluminum pan at her home in Honolulu on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, one day after the phone released smoke and sizzled. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

Lab reports showed the problematic batteries came from one supplier. That ultimately backfired, as replacement batteries didn't stop the fires. A spokeswoman said the company "remain[ed] committed" to finding out the cause.

That search for the fatal flaw is delaying production of the Samsung Galaxy S8 by at least two weeks. That might not seem like much, but in the highly competitive smartphone space, release dates can matter. Some suspect the Note7's flaws were a result of rushing to beat the iPhone 7 out the door.

The Galaxy S7 was released in March, and the Galaxy S line in general tends to release in spring.

Meanwhile, Samsung estimates it will lose $3 billion over the Note7's issues, CNET reports.

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