Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket brings fireworks inside a man's pocket

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket brings fireworks inside a man's pocket
Recently we told you about a pair of Apple iPhone 4S units that suffered from spontaneous combustion. And with Apple's legal team alleging that the Korean based manufacturer has been copying Apple's designs for its own products, it is an amazing coincidence that a Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket literally exploded in a man's pocket. The man felt a burning sensation down his leg and when he reached to pullout his phone he smelled something burning. And in his hand was one literally hot handset.

Yes, Samsung was hoping that the model would explode in the U.S. and become a hot product, but not exactly like this. And perhaps the Korean based manufacturer had an idea that something like this could happen when it tacked on "Skyrocket" to the name of the phone. The charred model was a variant of the hugely successful Samsung Galaxy S II that is enabled for AT&T's fledging LTE network.

source: BGR


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Galaxy S II Skyrocket
  • Display 4.5" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1850 mAh(7.00h talk time)

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49 Comments

1. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Hahaha, I like the way you worded the article.

32. Skyrim

Posts: 36; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

I used to have a phone like you .... Then i took a skyrocket to the knee..

35. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

ELDER SCROLLS SKYRIM REFERENCE FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2. Astreo

Posts: 105; Member since: May 05, 2011

HAHAHA now what do you have to say for yourself? what was that in the earlier thread fandroids?

5. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Look. Nobody claims Android is perfect. Not even "fandroids". On the other hand, the iPhone is the most magical, perfect, amazing device ever to grace the person lucky enough to use it. That's why it's funny when an iPhone catches on fire...

13. Astreo

Posts: 105; Member since: May 05, 2011

im sorry! its just that what are the odds right after an iphone is reportedly exploding a galaxy s2 skyrocket does too? i found it hilarious considering how much trolling there was in the other threads.

14. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I thought that the same goes to android in many cases.

41. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Especially when it melts

36. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Considering its already been reported multiple times that iphones have exploded and caught on fire, you are an idiot.

3. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

That's pretty funny.

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

you know.. now the truth is as plain as day.. samsung copies apple's every move.. lololol.

11. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

hahaha.... apple and smasung really headed it with a big bang this year...

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

hope their plans dont.. fizzle.. out . :)

17. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I liked you had a sense of humor about this

26. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ha, Blame Alan.. he started it. :)

33. Habib

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Lol that was funny bro!

6. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

didnt apple buy designs from samsung some time ago?

7. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Hmm. It\'ll be interesting if we hear more stories like this from Skyrocket owners. It looks like the problem originated around the battery connection to the phone; a possible short?

8. Netolic

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

i have the skyrocket....... should i worry.

9. jdrevolution

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

It's a phone epidemic! Should we take bets on which phone will be next?

10. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

yeap we should ask PA to make a board with all issues so people can bet what's for next weak bug, issue.

12. jdrevolution

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I think it could be popular. Like betting on games of who'll win, but for geeks prediciting what will break next :)

15. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

We need also a price or something whoever wins the this weeks contest then get's a price. For example the phone with the issue.

25. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

oh, now you guys wanna take weekly bets?!?!? lol. just took someone else to offer it huh? I am so for a "disaster board". That would be hilarious. Especially since you know some tard will go out of his way to "make a disaster" happen just to get 5 minutes of internet fame. How about it PA? A disaster board for prizes? How about the first one with 3 right gets their choice of a Nexus Prime or i4s?

45. robinrisk unregistered

he does not want weekly bets, he wants weakly bets.

16. pyroscott

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Apple already applied for a patent on exploding phones and is suing Samsung and google for infringement this very moment.

20. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

your dumb. This was so original.

21. pyroscott

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

You could at least use the correct homonym if you're going to call someone dumb.

27. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

pyro, that is actually funny.

30. Bethistopheles

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

I had to log in just to thumbs-up this post. :D

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