Now we all know that Apple has accused Samsung of copying their iPhone design but it now appears that we have copycat smartphone explosions.Days after reports that an iPhone 4 had bust into flames comes news that a Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone has combusted in a user’s pocket creating instant “hot pants”.
The Galaxy S2 owner claims that he heard a sound before feeling a burning sensation in his trousers, a quick investigation revealed a smoking Android phone. The charred remnants of the two-week old phone have been shown on on the XDA Developers’ forum.
“My friend almost lost his nuts! He said he heard a sound, [felt] a burning sensation on his leg and as he pulled this piece of junk out of his pocket he smelled burning,” posted Silly22.
“There was smoke coming out of his pocket and out of the phone. 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; [it was] just idling in his pocket and [he]hadn’t been used for a while.”