Samsung Galaxy S III explodes onto the scene, literally
posted by Alan F. / Jun 21, 2012, 7:31 AM
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? source: Boards.ie via DailyMobile
- 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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What if there was a recall on all S3, and all the carrier release dates were pushed back? GASP
posted on Jun 21, 2012, 7:35 AM 8
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Please Update the article. The user has already gotten a replacement phone. here:http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin
posted on Jun 21, 2012, 9:41 AM 5
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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 Jun 21, 2012, 5:29 PM 1
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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 Jun 22, 2012, 2:02 AM 0
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It's only one phone out of thousand phones. Doesn't make the SGS3 a bad phone or need a recall.
posted on Jun 21, 2012, 11:06 AM 3
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Oh great....watch they delay the release of the phone for the carriers who have yet to ship it out yet.
posted on Jun 21, 2012, 7:37 AM 3
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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 Jun 21, 2012, 7:41 AM 15
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Samsung you better patent explosive phone quick!! Or Apple will sue you for copying an explosive iPhone.
posted on Jun 21, 2012, 7:42 AM 39
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Don't try to shift the attention to apple. Keep it on samsungs defective phone where it should b.
posted on Jun 21, 2012, 10:40 AM 10
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posted on Jun 21, 2012, 5:28 PM 3
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Samsuck Galaxy S III, Inspired By Terrorist, Designed for Detonation
posted on Jun 21, 2012, 7:42 AM 29
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The owner was not using Samsung USB charger. I have 3 Samsung devices it never burn like that.
posted on Jun 21, 2012, 7:43 AM 7
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the article specifially says "WITH THE CHARGER NOT PLUGGED IN"...someone here is illiterate
posted on Jun 21, 2012, 8:32 AM 7
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 Jun 21, 2012, 7:51 AM 4
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