Samsung Galaxy S III overheating? Not this time!

Some sites created a drama about the Samsung Galaxy S III overheating/burning or even exploding during normal usage. As overheating was big concern regarding latest chipsets i decided to take a closer look at this case. So here we are with those two photos showing a 3rd party car dock wit SGS3 mounted (click to enlarge).

So we have bottom right corner of the phone burned (bottom left if device is seen from back). Now lets tear down the SGS3 and have a look what is going on in that bottom-right/left phone corner (click to enlarge).

At conclusion we can only tell that in the affected area we have only main microphone placed – mem and cpu that could cause such damage and any overheating are not located in that particular area, infact not much is there. So what happened? Aanserw for that comes from the person witch had his phone burned with such statement:

There is no confirmation that it was a fault with the phone. It may actually have been caused by a combination of my car mount and my cars heating system.

And looking at the closer pics of the damage i am preety sure that he might consider himself lucky if he will get this one fixed within warranty due to two things:

– dock used was not Samsung certified
– possible if confirmed caause was placing near car heating system

For me it seems that the heat source was located at the outside of the phone impacting burned area. Also i must say You must be real ‘geronimo’ to place phone so close to cars heating system that it burts into flames. I can undertand that this person would like to get his phone replaced so he turned himself to media as this is first such accident and he wants to preasure Samsung but in my opinion tech specialists would just confirm the user-end fault fact. And infact Samsung issued a statement via SAMUNG TOMORROW regarding the incident, so full scale inspection of the device will be performed.

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.


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