Samsung Galaxy S III explodes, injures 18 year old girl

Samsung Galaxy S III explodes, injures 18 year old girl
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. Looking at this situation, one can see that this is not the case here.

There isn't much information on what caused the explosion, but the victim's paints had to be cut to prevent her from sustaining further damage. If you have a sensitive stomach, you might not want to view the damage in the slideshow below. On the other hand, if blood and guts are your thing, we have a new pin-up for you.

The explosion took place at the girl's place of employment and Samsung Switzerland said that it is investigating and will probably send the phone back to Korea for a an examination.



source: LeMatin (Translated), AndroidBeat via Gizmodo

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)

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134 Comments

1. geetam

Posts: 18; Member since: May 15, 2013

not sure if a samsung phone or a moving time bomb

11. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

Samsung Galaxy SIII "Designed for Humans" with explosion proof jacket...LOL

32. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

inspired by explosives...designed for humans

41. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i had same thing came to my mind

2. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Could a cheaply built phone blow up in ur pocket? Take that haters!

33. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

samsung galaxy supernova! anyway, C4 explosives are also plastic, maybe they......

3. TechDork

Posts: 404; Member since: May 10, 2010

..............Oh dear.

4. therealestboy

Posts: 82; Member since: May 03, 2013

What the hell! Samsung should pay for her medical expenses.

7. cyborg009

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

i think they will send her a galaxy s4 or note3 as a replacement.. you know for a more powerful explosion!

107. nooraldeen

Posts: 49; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

lol man u made my day with ur comment

120. phonefreako

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 16, 2013

dude that's an awesome comment right there :)))

22. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Slow down cowboy -- we don't know if they are responsible. If she did some tampering or a 3rd party part caused it, they should cover it.

44. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

don´t use apple´s strategy. I don´łt care what kind of app I use. I can´t explode. It shouldn´t have ended that way. You can´t blame owner of this phone. I´ve nevef heard about such problems in Nokia or lg or even htc products. It´s not the first time when samsung device melts or explodes. Maybe toying with high speed cpus bring it about.

45. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

*brought

70. Android-Boxer

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

What a troll! U never heard how nokia phones explode and cause damage? U must be a newborn then.. how old are u? Lemme guess 6 months? Don't be a jerk! Before you make a statement, collect the right facts.. I can't post the link I'm trying to, cause i've never commented, this is the first time.. Go and google "Nokia phone explosions" ..

86. glentomas123

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

He didn't say 3rd part app, he said 3rd party part. Perhaps he wondering if she used a 3rd part battery.

100. Notnokiaagain

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Nokia had exploding batteries a while ago! It's not all that new!!!!

105. prufessa

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

you nimrod nokia phones have been reported exploding plenty of times.

92. zennacko unregistered

She did... Tampering? Yeah right... now she's part of Jihad and won't mind getting herself exploded or burned to ashes just to try to get some dough from Samsung? What is that now, Apple Jihad soldiers? So then they can say "Loving it is easy. That's why so many people do. And they won't be exploded for that, rest assured." for the new iPhone? it is either Samsung's or a 3rd party accessory or an alien did that...

114. Notsosuperdave

Posts: 29; Member since: May 15, 2013

actually if they could repeat the process successfully...and consistantly, what an awsome I.E.D. idea- US Gov would be all over it - imagine- "Hey some ignorant American left his --" BOOOM!!!! Gotcha! Of course Apple might sue claiming they came up with i.E.D. and have purchased the patents just a week ago....

124. Babri

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Before you troll even more, I would like to ask you: Do you even know the meaning of Jihad?

5. cyborg009

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

Damn..that looks bad!.. i hope it was not one of the feature of gs3 .. if you keep it in your pants at a certain angle it'll explode !!

34. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

you're blowing it wrong

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

The S-Bomb feature returns... And I believe that this girl will never ever buy a Samsung phone again.

12. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

She probably will... :P

16. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Probably won't... :P

18. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

Yeh she will, if she has plans to " Commit suicide" :D :P

31. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

S-uicide

87. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

good 1 dude.......lol S-Bomb.........!!!

115. Notsosuperdave

Posts: 29; Member since: May 15, 2013

best line yet!!

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