Samsung Galaxy Allegedly Caught Fire While Gaming, Destroys Man's Home

Samsung Galaxy Allegedly Caught Fire While Gaming, Destroys Man's Home

After dinner, a man in Hong Kong began charging his Samsung Galaxy S4 so he could play a smartphone game. Then, the man says, the smartphone caused his home to catch fire.

According to reports on website IT's House (via UPI), the smartphone's owner, a 47 year-old man surnamed "Du," was on his sofa playing a game called Love Machine on his still-charging phone. He apparently heard a loud noise and dropped the phone on the sofa. The Galaxy, allegedly, was on fire, and the flames spread throughout the house and even to the man's Mercedes.

Samsung Galaxy Allegedly Caught Fire While Gaming, Destroys Man's Home

The fire department's report stated that there were "no suspicious circumstances, [but whether] the true cause of an entire house fire was actually the smartphone remains to be seen."

According to UPI, China's national news agency, Mr. Du said his Galaxy S4, the phone's battery, and the phone's charger were all official Samsung products. However, officials stated it would be difficult to confirm these claims due to the damage caused by the fire.

Samsung Galaxy Allegedly Caught Fire While Gaming, Destroys Man's Home

Samsung, however, told IT's House (via UPI) that it will move forward with "detailed investigations and tests" to determine what caused this incident.

三星Galaxy S4爆炸喷火:烈焰焚屋,夫妻险死 [IT's House via UPI]


Comments

    when an Apple product goes aflame it's called an iFire

    Mans phone catches fire while he ignores instructions not to use phone while its charging. Every phone ive had that i remember has said not to use while charging, i assume this is because of the extra heat from the battery/charging components. makes sense it may catch on fire if you're holding the damn thing.

      But modern smartphones require constant charging! How can you not use them while charging?

    I don't really understand how a little tiny fire burns down a whole house while the guy just stands there watching.
    That's like seeing a candle fall over and just watch it all burn. How flammable is this guys couch?
    I'm sure it's possible but wow... learn some fire safety.

      I was thinking the same thing, did his couch just instantly explode into flames or did he just stand in shock while it got worse?

        Maybe he likes the smell of petrol so much he poured it all throughout his house. Understanding this is a fire hazard he also took out a sizeable insurance policy. Then suddenly his phone spontaniously combusts. Seems Legit....

    "... on his sofa playing a game called Love Machine" and his apartment caught on fire...

    HI-FIVE!

    sounds like a dodgy insurance job to me and it is in China, a country full of dodgy shit

    Last edited 02/08/13 2:34 pm

    Implying it wasn't a chinese fake S4...

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