Galaxy S III spontaneous combustion: battery swells, melts casing while charged

Galaxy S III spontaneous combustion: battery swells, melts casing while charged
Spontaneous combustion of Li-ion batteries has been documented in quite a few cases already - if the batteries weren't flammable under some circumstances, like using unauthorized chargers, Tesla Motors wouldn't need dedicated cooling for its electric car battery system that consists of thousands of such battery cells.

We've reported such cases where allegedly a cell phone battery just catches on fire, and now we have the next in line - a Samsung Galaxy S III, whose owner claims that the handset went ablaze while being charged on the bed next to him at night. Not a pleasant experience by any means, and the owner took to the usual ranting place, Reddit, uploading some pictures of the incident you can see below. Here's his recap of the story:


source: Reddit

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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