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Samsung Galaxy SIII explodes in Dublin

Last updated on: June 22, 2012 17:25 IST

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Rahul Gupta, The Mobile Indian

Samsung's latest smartphone the Galaxy SIII explodes while it was mounted on the windscreen of a car in Dublin, Ireland. Samsung is investigating the cause of the explosion.

Samsung's Galaxy S III smartphone, which was recently launched with much fanfare, is now in the news again but for the wrong reasons.

According to reports, a user in Ireland has said that his Galaxy S III smartphone exploded inside his car. The Korean smartphone giant is currently reportedly investigating the causes.

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As per the report published by Reuters, the incident took place in Dublin, Ireland. The report said that the user had his phone mounted on the windscreen and his car's heating system on when the incident took place.

Rise in temperature can be attributed as the cause of the explosion but in the cold temperatures of Dublin that possibility has to be ruled out completely.

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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," the consumer wrote.

Whatever the reason might have been investigation is still pending to find out the real cause of the problem.

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This raises a big question on Samsung's flagship device which was very recently launched for the Indian market as well. If heating up had been the reason for the explosion for the device then users will have to be careful in hotter climates where on the car dashboards, temperature rises very quickly.

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In India, there are many such instances where devices exploded due to rise in their internal temperature and this new report adds to users' concerns. Even popular brands like Nokia have had faced such incidents.

So if this is a one off case or is there some flaw with the device? This will only be known once the results of the investigations are out from Samsung.

We will keep you posted.

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