Something else Apple can sue Samsung for: Galaxy S3 suffers small explosion

The Samsung Galaxy S3 seems to be a fine device quality wise, but there appears to be at least one extremely faulty unit out there. Dillon, who goes by dillo2k10 on the interwarbs, sat and watched as his Galaxy S3 suffered a small explosion in his car.

The device apparently let out a small, white flame, then let out an unsettling, yet harmless bang to top it all off. This effectively killed the radios inside but everything else, such as the display, seemed to be working fine for him.

Let’s hope this is an isolated issue and that we don’t have an exploding Galaxy S3 pandemic sweeping the globe. Hit the source link for more photos. [Boards.ie, thanks Joel!]

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  • Quentin Wong

    It’s a conspiracy I tell ya hahaha, they’re all out to get us

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=709698139 Tyler Ehrhardt

    Well that “Blows”…no pun intended :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/mxchris91 Chris Ruble

    Oh, the fanboys will have a perfect excuse.

  • Jaime Ramirez

    I FIND IT WEIRD THAT THE STEAL PIECE MELTED MORE THAN THE BACK PLASTIC LOL FAKE APPLE FAN DID THIS

    • http://twitter.com/Spazmonic Spazmonic

      I doubt that its actual real metal.

    • NIGHTSCOUT

      The center rim is plastic.

  • Ortiz750ss

    Lol.. Wow,I guess I should go with a razor maxx…

    • Jinwon Sung

      I recall Droid 2 exploding in the middle of call couple of years ago. Faulty units out of millions of them just happens.

      • bmg314

        If Im thinking of the same incident as you, wasn’t that a hoax?

        • Drew56

          It was. The guy dropped the phone and it broke the glass, but he didn’t check and see if the glass was broken before putting it back up to his ear, so it cut his ear lol.

  • NIGHTSCOUT

    Do we know if it was the battery that caused this? Or was it a component failure?

  • Ron_Swanson

    That was actually the Michael Bay special edition, he just didn’t realize it when he bought it…

    • AmericanPatriot4

      bravo, sir!

    • PaulAtreides

      Ron Swanson. The man, the myth, the mustache.

  • RangersK

    Sammy: it took too long but we finally succeeded in copying you Apple. :D

  • NIGHTSCOUT

    Need more information. History of phone software, and usage.