Published on December 3rd, 2011 | by Mithil Bhatia0
Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket Explodes in Man’s Pocket
A week after a passenger’s Apple iPhone 4 started emitting a significant amount of dense smoke accompanied by a red glow aboard flight in Australia, it was now reported a similar note but for an Android handset from Samsung. Two days before, a user by the id of Silly22 posted on XDA Developers forum that his friend’s Samsung Galaxy S II has exploded in the pocket and that somehow ended up burned him.
The story is like this – the user Silly22 told the forum in a post that a friend of him had the Galaxy S II (as we see in the pictures) in his pocket. The user wrote, “My friend almost lost his nuts! He said he heard a sound, a burning sensation on his leg and as he pulled this piece of junk out of his pocket he smelled burning. There was smoke coming out of his pocket and out of the phone. LoL, He said he was scared. My friend didn’t even own this phone for two weeks before it nearly burned him! He said he wasn’t even using it; just idling in his pocket and hadn’t been used for awhile.”
Yesterday, a similar incident has also been reported in Brazil as well, where an Apple iPhone 4 plugged in for overnight charging allegedly began emitting smoke and sparks less than a foot from its sleeping owner’s face.
Meanwhile, this is questionable as per bgr reports – the device is an AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, which is also mentioned by the Silly22, then why it carries the Canadian wireless operator Rogers SIM card inside (somehow possible)? This news may sound alarming for the two giants, but it’s hardly of any concern to them as problem occurred in just three devices out of millions shipped every month. That if this consider to be a wake up call to Apple and Samsung, then they need to investigate what is happening with the quality of their hardware to prevent this from happening again in the future.