There was a time when the exploding iPhones got huge media coverage. Today the case is quite similar – the hottest phone on the market – the Galaxy S III – became even hotter to the point of catching fire.
The unpleasant incident occurred in Ireland. A white Galaxy S III bought from Carphone Warehouse was attached to a car mount when suddenly white flames started coming from its bottom. Here are some pictures:
The dead Galaxy S III is all over the internet already. Luckily the guy is unharmed and he got a new phone directly from Samsung, while the problematic unit has been sent to the company's headquarters for detailed investigation.
It’s just an isolated case for now and we hope it stays that way. Samsung has already released an official statement:
"There have been recent online posts displaying pictures of a Samsung GALAXY SIII that appears to have heat-related damage at the bottom of the device. Samsung is aware of this issue and will begin investigating as soon as we receive the specific product in question.
Once the investigation is complete, we will be able to provide further details on the situation. We are committed to providing our customers with the safest products possible and are looking at this seriously."
If you own a Galaxy S III and it starts to overheat, feel free to share everything with us.
Thanks for the tip, Sumanth!
My Galaxy S III is only two weeks old. Though I love the phone, today it started heating up something fierce, and discharging the battery, while I wasn't even using the phone. Finally turned it off and back on, then put in on the charger. Now it s...
I have prob wit my phone am using S3 from one month it will get heated soon n many of my friends told itjis phone has some problem after i purchased..... now idono