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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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posted on 09 Jul 2013, 03:59 3

40. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 995; 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.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 13:27

84. donfem (Posts: 665; 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.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 04:19

42. Meleagru (Posts: 92; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)


Imagine a metal phone exploding. Shrapnel everywhere.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 04:22 1

43. harigrg33 (Posts: 181; Member since: 20 May 2013)


now m afraid to keep my s4 near my pillow....

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 09:40 1

68. ibap (Posts: 772; 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.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 04:47 2

46. ANANDALTER (Posts: 124; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


Wow a PLASTIC BOMB!!!good for terrorists.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 05:08 3

47. KashAli (Posts: 105; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)


Who told her to watch porn!

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 05:47

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.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 06:20

51. LumiaLover (Posts: 162; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


Samsung Galaxy S4 Boom....for when that bulge in your pocket just gets too much!

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 06:46 3

55. amstarred (Posts: 7; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)


Even iPhone too can explode

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 06:47 1

56. Andrewtst (Posts: 648; 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.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 07:30 1

58. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Out of the millions of people who have bought Samsung devices I can safely say....this is pretty rare!

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 07:35 2

59. iushnt (Posts: 1850; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


That happened to my iphone 3gs

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 07:59

60. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


pants..fanny...to many jokes

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 08:20

61. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; 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.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 08:38

62. kcombs (Posts: 275; 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..

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 08:53 1

63. Sondae (Posts: 279; 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.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 08:58

64. roldefol (Posts: 4359; 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.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 09:18

65. Saxon (Posts: 3; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


I had

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 09:19

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.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 09:41

69. ibap (Posts: 772; 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.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 10:20

71. DonkeySauce (Posts: 194; 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.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 11:19 4

73. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 812; 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/2010/08/18/man-killed-exploding-nokia-mobile-phone/ &http://www.geek.com/mobile/nokias-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/a​pple-iphone-5-reportedly-explodes-during-phone-cal​l-in-thailand-344004 &http://www.macgasm.net/2013/03/13/apparently-iphones-can-randomly-explode/

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.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 11:40

74. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 867; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


That's never gonna heal right. I really feel bad for her.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 11:42

75. ZeroCide (Posts: 783; 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.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 12:33

80. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; 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

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 16:35 1

88. miles16852 (Posts: 241; 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....

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 00:56

118. knghtrdr2000 (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


Good man...

posted on 28 Jul 2013, 13:28

132. azpunky (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Jul 2013)


Speaking of careless with "there" wording...

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 17:50 1

90. scsa852k (Posts: 330; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


Why make nuclear bombs?
Just throw a bunch of GSIIIs and it will do the job.

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