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Samsung Galaxy S III explodes onto the scene, literally

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Samsung Galaxy S III explodes onto the scene, literally
The phone melted right through the case

The phone melted right through the case

Its the kind of thing that could have happened to anyone. A guy is driving in a car with his brand new Samsung Galaxy S III safely snuggled into its car dock with the charger not plugged in. All of a sudden, he is startled by a flash of white smoke, sparks and a loud bang came from the device. Stopping the car to examine the phone, he found it had been burned at the bottom and had melted through the case. The guy brings the phone back to the Carphone Warehouse and was told that the phone would have to be sent in to Samsung. And that is how they left it, no replacement phone, no unit for this gentleman to use.

Samsung had apparently found out about the incident and issued a statement that said that the company is aware of the situation and is investigating. Meanwhile, the poor guy narrowly escapes serious damage to this face, his hands or his pocket and ends up with no phone for the moment while the investigation goes on. We knew that the Samsung Galaxy S III was hot, but hot enough to melt the phone?
"There have been recent online posts displaying pictures of a Samsung GALAXY SIII that appears to have heat-related damage at the bottom of the device. Samsung is aware of this issue and will begin investigating as soon as we receive the specific product in question.Once the investigation is complete, we will be able to provide further details on the situation. We are committed to providing our customers with the safest products possible and are looking at this seriously."-Samsung statement
source: Boards.ie via DailyMobile

The Samsung Galaxy S III unit after the explosion
The Samsung Galaxy S III unit after the explosion

The Samsung Galaxy S III unit after the explosion


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posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:35 8

1. Xquisite (Posts: 87; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


What if there was a recall on all S3, and all the carrier release dates were pushed back?

GASP

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 09:41 5

46. Martine (Posts: 102; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Please Update the article. The user has already gotten a replacement phone. here:http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=79323848&postcount=32

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 17:29 1

83. nyuvo (Posts: 72; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Yeah, going by that comment it seems that this may be due to the heating system. It's like operating a laptop next to heater blowing hot air on it for a couple of hours.
Something bad will happen.

The problem with things like these are that news websites only want to tell a certain part of the story or won't bother to update an article once more information comes forward.

Even look that the "tree octopus" case.

It really shows how ignorant people are becoming and how you can't always trust what you read on the internet

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 02:02

88. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


Well I had my most all my phones at one time in blazing heat on my heater charging in my window area and never had that problem. I would guess it would have to be a short. Millions of phones and one ore two phones got past with faults is not unheard of. I believe it was not even plugged in to the electricity. Even if it was I would think a faulty wire touching another or basically shorting out is what that was. You can start a fire with a 9volt battery and some steel wool.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 11:06 3

66. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


It's only one phone out of thousand phones. Doesn't make the SGS3 a bad phone or need a recall.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 14:32 5

79. jed27 (Posts: 65; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)


yeah. because one person is just one life put to danger out of billions of people. it doesn't make the danger alarming, and so it could be ignored.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:36 13

2. shadez10 (Posts: 427; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


what a fail... xD

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:37 3

3. Steviewy (Posts: 9; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Oh great....watch they delay the release of the phone for the carriers who have yet to ship it out yet.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:41 15

6. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


What you'd rather them ship you a phone that may explode in your face while making a call? IMO, while it's a pisser, it's actually better if they hold off shipping until they find out what the problem is.

Also, I know it's not plugged, but who knows it maybe a faulty car dock.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:37 21

4. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


I knew the Galaxy S3 would be explosive :p

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:40 4

5. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


sad story. seems that nothing is perfect.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:42 39

7. RoundBallmer (banned) (Posts: 43; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Samsung you better patent explosive phone quick!! Or Apple will sue you for copying an explosive iPhone.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 10:40 10

57. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Don't try to shift the attention to apple. Keep it on samsungs defective phone where it should b.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 11:07 8

67. RoundBallmer (banned) (Posts: 43; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


blame samsung for copying Apple yet again lol

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 17:31 1

84. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


See comment #57

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 17:28 3

82. kaintae (Posts: 74; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57332348-71/iphone-goes-up-in-smoke-on-plane/

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 21:15 1

85. plgladio (Posts: 314; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


#57: #7 is it shifting the attention to Apple, he/she is just telling the truth.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 08:46

89. darkkjedii (Posts: 22050; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


See comment #57 lol. Good one sithman

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:42 29

8. RoundBallmer (banned) (Posts: 43; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Samsuck Galaxy S III, Inspired By Terrorist, Designed for Detonation

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 13:57

91. OSUTIN (Posts: 23; Member since: 28 May 2012)


I really hate this comment, and yet I couldn't help but get a good laugh out of it. Thank you for making my day and making me hate something temporarily.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:42 2

9. Veigald (Posts: 290; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)


Probably the Galaxy Supernova version.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:43 7

10. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


The owner was not using Samsung USB charger. I have 3 Samsung devices it never burn like that.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:32 7

30. 9_2_5 (Posts: 11; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


the article specifially says "WITH THE CHARGER NOT PLUGGED IN"...someone here is illiterate

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 09:41 5

47. MEeee (Posts: 353; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


If your phone got blown up, are you stupid enough to tell them that the $1 China made charger was plugged in?

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 10:41 7

58. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


He wasn't using a charger dummy

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:51 4

11. wendygarett (unregistered)


I have overheat problem on my oneX too... Fortunately I received an update from HTC otherwise I will suffer this fate :(
Never buy a tegra chip phone again...

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:03 5

17. wendygarett (unregistered)


Btw, is it me or this device has highly overrated just like iphone4s... Oh well... It really just me...

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:54 9

12. mercorp (Posts: 1030; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


samsung galaxy s3-
designed for suicide bombers

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:56

13. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


That's not overheat problem or battery problem.
It can work well without any signal.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:56 7

14. mercorp (Posts: 1030; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


al-qaeda seriously needs to buy an s3 for every member.

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