Remember the Samsung Galaxy S III melted out due to accessive heat -- and the comapny promised to investigate the issue, today, Samsung is reporting that an "external energy source was the cause for the Galaxy SIII that appeared to have heat-related damage."
In a official blog post, the company posted that they've contracted Fire Investigations UK (FIUK), an independent third-party organization, to determine the exact cause of the damage inflicted on a GALAXY SIII unit, which had allegedly been affected by heat.
"The damaged device and additionally provided devices were examined and exposed to a series to tests. The investigation summary states that "The energy source responsible for generating the heat has been determined as external to the device" and "the device was not responsible for the cause of the fire"," Samsung claims.
Additionally, the investigation results state, "The only way it was possible to produce damage similar to the damage recorded within the owner's damaged device was to place the devices or component parts within a domestic microwave," the comapny said quoting the agency's report.
At the same time of this report, the user whose S3 reportedly melted in car in Ireland has now posted on "Boards.ie" admitting that he was responsible for the damage.
"I would like to retract my original statement. The damage to the phone was caused by another person, although they were attempting to recover the phone from water this later caused the damage shown on the phone. It occurred due to a large amount of external energy and there was no fault with the phone. This was not a deliberate act but a stupid mistake," he said.
Conclusions of the Investigation Report: