Samsung are currently investigating the exploding GALAXY S III

Exploding Samsung GALAXY S III gets put under the microscope, is investigated by Samsung

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It only takes one incident, but that one incident is bad enough, so Samsung are investigating the case of the GALAXY S III that exploded in a user's car, with fears over a potential overheating problem. The user was baed in Dublin, Ireland, where he was driving and noticed a white flame and sparks coming from the S III before it exploded on the dashboard of his car.

Samsung are currently investigating the exploding GALAXY S III  |

The user posted on popular Irish forum, where he said:

The phone burned from the inside out. Burned through the plastic and melted my case to the phone. The phone kept working but without any signal.

After their initial investigation with the handset, Samsung have reported that they found no issue, but will continue to conduct further investigations. The user admits that the fault may have stemmed from the combination of the car mount and the car's heating system. The pictures that the user provided show scorch marks at the bottom of the phone, with the battery seemingly untouched, which may point toward that not being the issue.

The user added:

That could have burned the side of my face or through my pocket and my leg, or set fire to my bed. It's very dangerous.

Even after admitting fault over the issue, Samsung gave the user a new phone and promised "free stuff" as compensation.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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