Samsung Galaxy S III explosion in Ireland: Sammy launches probe


    Rumors about Samsung Galaxy S III explosion are doing the rounds everywhere. Meanwhile Samsung has launched probe to verify the news

    An international HSPA+ iteration of Samsung’s flagship Android handset Galaxy S III reportedly exploded in a car in Ireland. The user, named Dillon, has posted in a web forum that his handset sparked a white flame after a bang while he was driving. The phone was placed in the dashboard mount, says the user, who has explained that the fault may sometimes be with the heating system of his car. Anyway, Samsung has replaced the handset for the user and started a probe for the exact reason of the explosion.

    After the fire, the Galaxy S III kept working, but was unable to connect with the network, the user said. “So I driving along today with my Galaxy S3 in my car mount when suddenly a white flame sparks and a bang came out of the phone. I pulled in to look at my phone, the phone burned from the inside out. Burned through the plastic and melted my case to my phone,” he added. Moving to Carphone Warehouse, the user was not allotted a replacement for the phone.

    Later, Samsung representative contacted the user and provided the replacement. The company also collected the defunct version of the Galaxy S III for investigation, the user said. Meanwhile, Samsung, responding to the news, said on its blog that it had commenced an investigation to find the reason that led to the explosion of the handset.
    The company “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” Sammy said on its official blog, Samsung Tomorrow.

    Galaxy S III
    The Galaxy S III is Samsung’s most recent top-end Android handset. The company announced the device on May 3 in London and it was launched in the European market on May 29. Samsung has just started rolling out the gadget in the U.S. and the firm is still to bring the device in its most lucrative home market South Korea on Monday. The new version of the Galaxy S series comes with many advanced features including a quad core processor, more memory and the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Well, we have Samsung’s Exynos Quad chipset with a 1.4GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and three memory capacities of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB with the handset. The handset further touts a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED screen. Samsung expects to sell the new Galaxy S III as much as its predecessor, the Galaxy S II, which was sold in 20 million units across the world in 10 months.

    Chance for fault
    Considering Samsung’s sophisticated manufacturing process, we have no reason at all to doubt in the safety measures of its gadgets. The Galaxy S III, being developed to rival Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5, might be built under very strict safety and security regulations. Indeed, the case from Ireland is cautious anyway. The concern of the user that the device would have burnt his pocket or bed (if was not on his car’s dashboard) is serious. “Probably nothing I can do, but I’m really annoyed. That could have burned the side of my face or through my pocket and my leg, or set fire to my bed. It is very dangerous,” says the Ireland user.