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.
- samasung galaxy sIII
my phone just died just like the others while it was getting charged overnight!!! its around 1 year old!! sent an email to Samsung but they want a purchase date which i do not have as it was a gift....can anyone help?
- 2013-10-09 12:20
SGS3 I have this problem with my SGS3 now.. its turning ON & OFF.. like every second. It will turn ON the Off.. the ON & off... I can even scroll anything.. ON & Off every second! i have been using this for a year. Bought it w Glo...
- 2013-09-03 15:30
I am faced with the sae problem, charged my phone overnight, used it briefly in the morning and the phone is completely dead. It is a massive incovenience.
- 2013-07-22 10:52