Samsung Galaxy S III Catches Fire

The new Samsung Galaxy S III is a great phone that might be trying a bit too hard. In fact, its efforts has seen one unit burst into flames under the pressure.

Engadget is reporting a case of the phone catching fire while being used in an in-car holster. Apparently, the device sparked into white flames before making a loud bang. What's left is a pretty substantial burn and a reasonable amount of molten plastic. Fortunately, nobody was injured. Samsung has since announced:

"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."

It's not the first phone to catch fire, but that's not really the point. Hopefully, Samsung will sort this out quickly. [Engadget]



    Hopefully exploding was a patent Apple were suing them for.

    *Puts his ear on the train track*
    I can hear the trolls coming.

    That's really unfortunate for the SIII, good luck Samsung.

      Trolls don't use trains. They travel under bridges.

        Watch troll hunter and you will know they don't travel under bridges they live under them

        Knew I was doing something wrong.

    Though being in an incar holster me wonders was it the phone or the holster at fault. Though the phone should have power supply protection.

      The S2 certainly does - mine always tells me "charging suspended, voltage too high" when it gets a high current pulse the moment I turn the car off when it's plugged into the cigarette lighter socket.

    Lol engadget is just pulling in trolls for views. This isn't even worth mentioning. haha the owner still hasn't taken pictures of his car mount / charger like he mentioned

      Yeah I'd like to know what charger was being used. Who's to say it isn't a cheap knock off out-putting to much power and not the phone at all.

    I am waiting to hear the guy was running a custom rom, with overclocking and quick charge enabled.

    i have had some phones get damn hot in those things, mostly due to a combination of phone use as well as direct sunlight magnified through glass onto the back of the device. I now just have the AC on the windscreen all the time so the cool air flows over the back of the phone. No more overheating.

    Designed for humans, inspired by MICHAEL BAY.

    Lemon phone from the production line.

    Gonna be honest, with the amount of times this keeps happening it won't surprise me if its just a dodgy battery from the production line

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