Considering the sheer number of phones out there, it’s not uncommon to hear about the odd one getting a little too hot and exploding and stuff. Remember the iPhone 4 that started glowing red and emitting smoke as a flight landed in Sydney?
Not to be outdone by its greatest rival, Samsung has played its card with a melting Galaxy S III.
In particular, it was a global HSPA+ Samsung Galaxy S III that malfunctioned. While travelling in an in-car holster, the Samsung Galaxy S III reportedly sparked into white flames, and ultimately suffered quite noticeable (to put it mildly) melting and burn marks.
While the display still works, reception is dead. As such, the Samsung Galaxy S III has been submitted for repair to Carphone Warehouse.
An official statement on Samsung Tomorrow reads: "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."