Samsung Galaxy S III explodes, injures 18 year old girl
0. phoneArena 09 Jul 2013, 01:12 posted on
An exploding cellphone is no joke; a Samsung Galaxy S III exploded in the pants of 18 year-old Fanny Schlatter, and as you can see, it did plenty of damage to her thigh not to mention the handset. Now, we've seen people claim that their phone exploded out of nowhere only to find out later that the device was put in the microwave to cover up the fact that it had been dropped in the toilet first...
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40. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 789; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Ouch! Hope she recovers fully from her injuries.
Looking at the pics, 1st thing that struck me is the back cover of the phone which is not the original GS3 cover this makes one question if she was using an original Samsung battery.
Lets wait and see the results of the investigation.
84. donfem (Posts: 520; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Good catch there mate. A lot of questions need to be asked and answered before the truth comes out. In the meantime, idiotic persons will try to make it "Fan wars" which to me is stupid.
42. Meleagru (Posts: 84; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)
Imagine a metal phone exploding. Shrapnel everywhere.
43. harigrg33 (Posts: 145; Member since: 20 May 2013)
now m afraid to keep my s4 near my pillow....
68. ibap (Posts: 688; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
I can tell you typed that on glass.
Be an adult and leave it someplace else when you're sleeping anyway.
46. ANANDALTER (Posts: 123; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)
Wow a PLASTIC BOMB!!!good for terrorists.
48. timcooked (Posts: 5; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)
The back case of the phone looks different, I not whether is it a back phone case or the battery case, so it might be the user of that phone changed the original battery to higher capacity battery, easy.
51. LumiaLover (Posts: 160; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Boom....for when that bulge in your pocket just gets too much!
56. Andrewtst (Posts: 301; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
That why don't buy Samsung phone, my sister Galaxy W out of sudden the battery increasing size itself, lucky she notice it and change the battery. For safety reason, end up she sold the phone.
58. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
Out of the millions of people who have bought Samsung devices I can safely say....this is pretty rare!
61. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2415; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Oh, pretty poor girl, see her thigh that's horrible, hope she'll get well soon and gets a new phone from Samsung.
62. kcombs (Posts: 245; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)
Looks like the back also has the inductive charger built in, it could have shorted out. Sometimes aftermarket parts are not the best..
63. Sondae (Posts: 185; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)
This issue far wrose than Sudden Death Syndrom that had happen last year on Samsung galaxy s3. Now exploding s3. How many victim of s3 should experience like this. Samsung should try to focus on there quality and preventing this type.
64. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
The only logical conclusion is that all Samsung phones are mortally dangerous and should never, ever be purchased by anyone, ever.
66. Saxon (Posts: 3; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
I had the same case with LG Viewty, if you remember, 2007 Year LG Flagship Model, it exploded and could burn down my flat if I wasn't too lucky. But I don't think it was the handset problem only. First factor was that after the original battery was dead I bought Chinese cheap no name battery and it served me nearly 6 month, so it wasn't new. Then it was hot August morning, nearly 35 degrees, I had left my Viewty charging for the whole night under my pillow, I think many of you do so )). During the night I changed my head and pillow to opposite side. At about 9:00 I was woke up by the awful sound like "tiutiuzzztiu" and when I opened my eyes saw the battery flew down smoking beside my pillow (If it had hit me at any part of my body, maybe I shouldn't be alive today) and the bed started flaming at the same moment, I just had several seconds to throw it down to the floor with my slippers and used 10 liter bucket with water, so I was lucky first not to be damaged by the exploded battery and second my house wasn't burned down. But I think it was because of battery, not my Viewty.
69. ibap (Posts: 688; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
Either that is one of the worst cell phone pics I've ever seen (the one of the burn), or that isn't even her leg.
71. DonkeySauce (Posts: 156; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)
if you just use the phrase "_____________exploded in the pants of 18 year-old Fanny Schlatter" It sounds like a punchline.
73. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 629; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Explosion of a mobile phone has nothing to do with the brand. I know Nokia phones also exploding. See the link-->http://www.foxnews.com/tech/20
10/08/18/man-killed-exploding-nokia-mobile-phone/&http://www.geek.com/mobile/nok ias-exploding-cellphones-553960/&http://chimpreports.com/index. php/regional-news/rwanda/10131-nokia-phone-explodes-in-rwandan-man%E2%80%99s-pocket.html
iPhone exploding-->http://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/apple-iphone-5-reportedly-explodes-during-phone-call-in-thailand-344004 &http://www.macgasm.net/2013/03
So, Samsung is not the only brand whose phones have exploded. This is definitely a terrible technological flaw in all the mobile companies. So, people commenting here need to sympathize, focus more on keeping themselves safe & less TROLLING here.
74. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 838; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
That's never gonna heal right. I really feel bad for her.
75. ZeroCide (Posts: 683; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)
"but the victim's paints had to be cut to prevent her from sustaining further damage"
I'm sure cutting the paint had to have made a colorful mess. I'm sure tou meant pants.
LOL.... cutting paints.
80. jacko1977 (Posts: 388; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
i slept with my gs3 when i had it in my pocket all night and it didnt go boom
in other news i would bang her
i guess the handset was to hot for her lol
88. miles16852 (Posts: 206; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
thats NOT an explosion, an explosion is when things blow apart in MANY pieces,,, that was a MELTDOWN, NOT and explosion , people are careless with there wording....
132. azpunky (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Jul 2013)
Speaking of careless with "there" wording...
90. scsa852k (Posts: 279; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)
Why make nuclear bombs?
Just throw a bunch of GSIIIs and it will do the job.
91. SamsungNewbie (Posts: 30; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
I just got a Galaxy s3 and it gets quite warm O_O I may be next
94. poping (unregistered)
95. poping (unregistered)
some 3rd party batteries are not safe to use...
96. poping (unregistered)
97. poping (unregistered)
98. mkrmec (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 Dec 2012)
Probably 3rd party battery, charger and back cover...
Not saying the OEM battery can't explode, we sure know the phone can get really hot when charging etc. but seriously doubt that it exploded without any foul play...
99. OldNorseBruin (Posts: 142; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)
That looks like a massive 2nd Degree burn; I had one on my leg once and it hurt like goddamn HELL; the skin literally looks and feels like melting mozzarella cheese on a pizza. You can grab it like you do when eating a fresh out of a baking oven; the muscle underneath will stay weak, painful, and tired for months. I truly EMPATHIZE with her; I hope gets BIG $$$ from RICH-ass Samsung!
102. jb4674 (Posts: 139; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
This is the second time I hear of a Samsung phone exploding/combusting. I will not be buying a Samsung phone anytime soon.
104. VictorP (Posts: 24; Member since: 29 May 2013)
She doesn't look very happy in her picture.
106. Jehovah (Posts: 67; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)
Any word from Samsung? I have one of those... Sinister event.
108. nooraldeen (Posts: 48; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)
a new weapon for terrorists , features 1- easy to carry 2- good camera for taking shots to the place u wanna blow 3- cant be detected by scanners at the Airport :P
109. persikon (Posts: 29; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
I don't even want to think if some terrorist figures out how to deliberately activate an explosion on a smarthphone... Then man, we're f!@#$ck Up!!!!
110. Saxon (Posts: 3; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
Hate Trolling People Killing Every Blog!! fuf
113. ajac09 (Posts: 1358; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
have a feeling there is ALOT more to this story.
116. Trex95 (Posts: 543; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)
Samsung Galaxy S4 catches fire while charging overnight
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119. poping (unregistered)
125. stanfordboy (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)
I just read the Swiss newspaper, commenting the accident after the thorough investigation. It said she bought the used Galaxy 3 (used for 1 year), but the battery wasn't original but the fake Chinese battery. So obviously NOT Samsung's fault. Samsung uses Samsung SDI's battery, which is supplied to Apple. So its battery quality is all proven to be great. It's not her fault, but again it's apparently NOT Samsung's fault either!!
126. mikeguy1981 (Posts: 54; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)
In my profession I deal with carbon fiber products daily. One thing that is a huge no no in the carbon fiber world is putting a carbon fiber part or product surrounding an object that pruduces heat that must remain cool. In the pictures you can see the carbon fiber weave of a carbon fiber case she had on the phone. The multiple layers of fiber act as a super sweater for your phone not alowing much heat to dissapate. Instead any heat generated is trapped making your phone very hot. Charging a phone or heavy S.O.C. (proccessor) use while this type of case is on your phone can potentially make the battery very hot to the point where it may burst spraying you with hot acid. They may be considered high end cases but just use a cheap case for your phone it may save your leg or skin in the end.
127. mikeguy1981 (Posts: 54; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)
I also wanted to add that there should be a thermal threshold where the phone auto shuts down way before an accident like this could occur. Unless of course somehow a electrcal short was created across the battery terminals, wich in that case would make the battery pop in a very short time.
128. phonerep1865 (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)
Was it an aftermarket battery? There is no wrap left on the battery, and with the way that one is swollen it looks like that would be what caused it. Also since when does the s3 have a carbon fiber wrap? Is that the Swedish edition only?
131. azpunky (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Jul 2013)
Poor girl got a serious injury, but at least now when a person's phone explodes on them, we can say they got Fanny Schlattered.
133. McZelAir (Posts: 3; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)
Terrible luck! First having the name Fanny then having a phone blow up in her pocket....seems like a weird coincidence!
134. DylRicho (Posts: 17; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)
I think it actually looks better now. Advertise it as charcoal black. An HTC One X recently exploded too due to overcharging. I'm glad I have the One S...