It’s pretty common knowledge that mobile devices can get pretty hot. Usually that’s no big deal, but in very rare cases, it ends with an exploding battery. However, for this owner of a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4, the heat has actually caused the rear of the device to deform significant.
The Tab S is powered by a Samsung Exynos 5420, a processor that’s not exactly brand new. And it has to push a 2560×1600 display, which must be very taxing. This results in heavy processor usage and heat. Paired with what must be a defective back plate, it resulted in the plastic warping inwards from being heated.
We’re not sure if this is a defect seen in only a few devices or if it will end up being a common issue. But if you’re getting one of these tablets, make sure to keep an eye out for the back deforming. You’ll no doubt want to exchange it immediately. How many of you own a Tab S? I’ve wanted one since they launched, but haven’t purchased one yet.