Samsung Galaxy SIII Overheats and Explodes – Does Olympic Torch Impression

samsung galaxy s3 explodes bottomThe official London 2012 Olympic smartphone, Samsung’s Galaxy SIII has tried its best to mimic the Olympic Torch and burst in to flames.

The Irish-based owner has worryingly reported that his brand new Sammy smartphone not only burst into flames, but exploded with an audible bang!

The shocked user was startled by the explosion as he was out for a drive yesterday.

The photographic evidence posted by dillo2k10 on show the charred and melty remains of the Galaxy SIII.

The blast seems to have originated halfway between the right edge and the microUSB port and singed most of the bottom of Samsung’s latest flagship phone.

Samsung has already issued a statement on its blog, saying: “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.”

This isn’t the first time a mobile has had a meltdown but this is the first reported incident that a Galaxy SIII has got too hot under the collar – unless you know different…

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