Samsung acknowledges Galaxy S III sudden death, fix is on the way
Throughout the last two months we've received numerous reports of Galaxy S III smartphones dying unexpectedly, usually overnight. Luckily those users who have experienced this trouble got their Galaxy S III quickly repaired (with replaced motherboards) or replaced altogether by Samsung.
Samsung has now officially acknowledged the issue, confirming to the guys over at Tweekers that a fix is in the works and will be arriving soon.
As it turns out the "sudden death" issue is affecting very small number of Galaxy S III phones with 16GB storage and appears about half a year after the initial activation. The device usually dies overnight while charging or when on long stand-by, or after a reboot.
There is no official information on when exactly Samsung will be ready with the fix, but we guess it will be shortly after the rollout of the 4.1.2 update completes.
Have the same problem, put the phone on overnight charge. Tried to use it in the morning and was completely dead. Have borrowed my partners Galaxy S3 in the mean time until I find a fix for this phone. Its around 11 months old. Phone is still under w...
- 2013-05-19 10:59
when the fix is ready !!!!
- 2013-05-09 16:28
My S3 died about 3 weeks ago as well and I am in the UK, I was shopping in the mall suddenly it reset and went blank when i tried to restart it would just go to the screen with galaxy siii and later even that stopped, Took it to carphone warehouse th...
- 2013-04-13 22:38