Exploding rockets are nothing new.
An interesting post over at XDA Developers shows how one man almost lost his family jewels, as it were, when his Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket (4G LTE version) started smoking in his pants. Apparently there was some issue with the battery connectors, which is where the issue seemed to take place. Whether it was built-up moisture or the person actually setting, the reason is still unknown.
“My friend almost lost his nuts! He said he heard a sound, a burning sensation on his leg and as he pulled this piece of junk out of his pocket he smelled burning. There was smoke coming out of his pocket and out of the phone. LoL, He said he was scared. My friend didn’t even own this phone for two weeks before it nearly burned him! He said he wasn’t even using it; just idling in his pocket and hadn’t been used for awhile,” wrote the poster Silly 22.
Two pages down an official Samsung rep wrote, “Samsung takes all allegations involving product safety seriously. We invite the customer to contact us so that we can examine the phone to determine the cause of this incident. If you send us your name, phone number, phone IMEI, where the product was purchased, and email address to Social_Support_Mobile@sta.samsung.com, we will contact you to see how we can help.”
This could spell a potential recall, or may well be just freak accident. We’ll keep you updated in either case.