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Samsung Galaxy S III explodes, injures 18 year old girl

0. phoneArena posted on 09 Jul 2013, 01:12

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, 18:16

91. SamsungNewbie (Posts: 30; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

I just got a Galaxy s3 and it gets quite warm O_O I may be next

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 21:16

93. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Hmm Fanny ... what a name... :)

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 00:36 1

94. poping (unregistered)


posted on 10 Jul 2013, 00:37

95. poping (unregistered)


some 3rd party batteries are not safe to use...


posted on 10 Jul 2013, 00:41

96. poping (unregistered)


posted on 10 Jul 2013, 01:05 1

97. poping (unregistered)


posted on 10 Jul 2013, 02:17 1

98. mkrmec (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 Dec 2012)

Probably 3rd party battery, charger and back cover...

Not saying the OEM battery can't explode, we sure know the phone can get really hot when charging etc. but seriously doubt that it exploded without any foul play...

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 04:30

99. OldNorseBruin (Posts: 232; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)

That looks like a massive 2nd Degree burn; I had one on my leg once and it hurt like goddamn HELL; the skin literally looks and feels like melting mozzarella cheese on a pizza. You can grab it like you do when eating a fresh out of a baking oven; the muscle underneath will stay weak, painful, and tired for months. I truly EMPATHIZE with her; I hope gets BIG $$$ from RICH-ass Samsung!

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 08:48

102. jb4674 (Posts: 145; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

This is the second time I hear of a Samsung phone exploding/combusting. I will not be buying a Samsung phone anytime soon.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 09:51

104. VictorP (Posts: 24; Member since: 29 May 2013)

She doesn't look very happy in her picture.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 11:02

106. Jehovah (Posts: 69; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)

Any word from Samsung? I have one of those... Sinister event.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 17:26 1

108. nooraldeen (Posts: 49; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)

a new weapon for terrorists , features 1- easy to carry 2- good camera for taking shots to the place u wanna blow 3- cant be detected by scanners at the Airport :P

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 23:47

121. adit38 (Posts: 25; Member since: 02 Jul 2013)

LOL, u made my day

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 22:54 1

109. persikon (Posts: 29; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)

I don't even want to think if some terrorist figures out how to deliberately activate an explosion on a smarthphone... Then man, we're f!@#$ck Up!!!!

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 00:07

122. adit38 (Posts: 25; Member since: 02 Jul 2013)

you got your point....

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 02:21

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

Hate Trolling People Killing Every Blog!! fuf

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 19:26

111. Kishin (Posts: 706; Member since: 30 May 2013)

2 words Kill switch

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 07:21 1

113. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

have a feeling there is ALOT more to this story.

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 01:40

116. Trex95 (Posts: 1118; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)

Samsung Galaxy S4 catches fire while charging overnight
Read more athttp://www.trustedreviews.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s4-catches-fire-while-charging-overnight#W46APdOMqEfljZ3r.99. Nothing new

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 09:41

119. poping (unregistered)


posted on 17 Jul 2013, 00:26

123. adit38 (Posts: 25; Member since: 02 Jul 2013)

poor girl, i hope u okay.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 04:55

125. stanfordboy (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)

I just read the Swiss newspaper, commenting the accident after the thorough investigation. It said she bought the used Galaxy 3 (used for 1 year), but the battery wasn't original but the fake Chinese battery. So obviously NOT Samsung's fault. Samsung uses Samsung SDI's battery, which is supplied to Apple. So its battery quality is all proven to be great. It's not her fault, but again it's apparently NOT Samsung's fault either!!

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 13:07

126. mikeguy1981 (Posts: 88; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

In my profession I deal with carbon fiber products daily. One thing that is a huge no no in the carbon fiber world is putting a carbon fiber part or product surrounding an object that pruduces heat that must remain cool. In the pictures you can see the carbon fiber weave of a carbon fiber case she had on the phone. The multiple layers of fiber act as a super sweater for your phone not alowing much heat to dissapate. Instead any heat generated is trapped making your phone very hot. Charging a phone or heavy S.O.C. (proccessor) use while this type of case is on your phone can potentially make the battery very hot to the point where it may burst spraying you with hot acid. They may be considered high end cases but just use a cheap case for your phone it may save your leg or skin in the end.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 13:17

127. mikeguy1981 (Posts: 88; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

I also wanted to add that there should be a thermal threshold where the phone auto shuts down way before an accident like this could occur. Unless of course somehow a electrcal short was created across the battery terminals, wich in that case would make the battery pop in a very short time.

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 14:10

128. phonerep1865 (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)

Was it an aftermarket battery? There is no wrap left on the battery, and with the way that one is swollen it looks like that would be what caused it. Also since when does the s3 have a carbon fiber wrap? Is that the Swedish edition only?

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 05:25

129. SuperCunt (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Jul 2013)

The bitch deserved it

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 05:27

130. SuperCunt (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Jul 2013)

I actually know her to be honest

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 20:07

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

Poor girl got a serious injury, but at least now when a person's phone explodes on them, we can say they got Fanny Schlattered.

posted on 10 Aug 2013, 19:10 1

133. McZelAir (Posts: 3; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)

Terrible luck! First having the name Fanny then having a phone blow up in her pocket....seems like a weird coincidence!

posted on 17 Aug 2013, 12:37

134. DylRicho (Posts: 17; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

I think it actually looks better now. Advertise it as charcoal black. An HTC One X recently exploded too due to overcharging. I'm glad I have the One S...

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