Samsung Galaxy S III explodes in car in Ireland


Not even a month passed after the launch of the Galaxy S III phone in the European market that a report of explosion of the device has surfaced in Ireland. The south Korean giant said that it is currently investigating the exact cause of the incident.

Reports say that the device exploded in a user’s car in Ireland. Samsung launched the phone against the strongest competitors like Apple’s iPhone in Europe. A Dublin based consumer posted the pictures and comments on a website in June 20 and said that the phone exploded when it was mounted on his car dashboard.

The consumer wrote, “There’s no confirmation it was a fault with the phone. It may actually have been caused by a combination of my car mount and my car’s heating system”. However, this is not the first time reports have surfaced about Samsung smartphones exploding.

Even in the month of March, a Korean school boy reported that a spare battery Galaxy S II exploded in his back pocket. Samsung had then said that massive external pressure or force caused the explosion. A spokeswoman from the company said on Friday that the are still looking in to the matter. Samsung devices have been known for having heating issues.