Samsung Galaxy S III, will it melt? Yes.

By on June 21, 2012
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A user’s brand new Galaxy S III burns right through the plastic. Ouch!

Here’s a recommendation for all new Samsung Galaxy S III users: err, just don’t keep in your pocket. user dillo2k10 experienced what every new mobile phone user definitely do not want to experience: seeing his expensive, salary consuming new purchase spontaneously combust and burn through its plastic casing.

The damage is quite extensive – thankfully the user did not have the smartphone anywhere near him when this happened. According to the user, the Galaxy S III was in his car mount when the device was suddenly engulfed in white flames and sparks, climaxing in a loud bang. Surprisingly, the phone is still working but the reception is completely dead.

Engadget got in touch with Samsung about the matter, who said they are aware of the issue and will look into it once they receive the product in question. “”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 the Galaxy S III, we recommend keeping the device as cool as possible. And wearing a fire-hazard suit.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

  • Sam

    Good job I’m wearing my fireproof pants today!

  • npnpndfsfasdfa

    iphone :D

  • R.A.W.Agent

    I have no problem with it.
    I wear fire-proof bullet-proof under-ware !!

    • Joe

      please learn to speall ‘underwear’ right.

      • Fahad

        please learn to spell “spell”. :)

        • hunter

          please learn to use FireFox for auto spell check
          and drop Explorer ;)

          • Salman


          • like a boss



    was the user in UAE?
    because the batches of the mobiles discharged to particular regions are different and produced in different batches ..

  • Wael Tawfik

    Obviously the reporter is an Apple fan or trying to be funny!
    It was on the car mount (most probably charging at the time from a Chinese car charger).

    • Kussai


  • Salman

    Frankly I think I do have the same issue with my galaxy note. It gets much hotter after constant use of 1 to 2 hours. Let see how samsung resolve this situation?

  • Guest

    The idiot dropped it in water and then put it in the microwave to dry it.

  • Mamoon Bakeer

    Samsung Galaxy S3 is definitely a superior, full featured, user-friendly smartphone. I’ve been using it for 3 weeks and never encountered any heat issue with it. The problem shown above is obviously happened by using a bad (high current) charger or fabricated by an iPhone lover who hates Samsung’s success.

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