We know, we know -- it could never happen to you, right? We imagine that's exactly what one gentleman thought before his two-week-old Samsung Galaxy S II I727 (Skyrocket) -- unlocked, we believe, given the Rogers SIM card -- decided to melt in his pocket. According to the XDA-Dev thread, the idling phone's owner suddenly heard a sound, followed by a burning sensation; smoke started bellowing out of his pocket and the phone, and the result is what you see in the images above and below. Fortunately, Samsung has responded to the situation, as reported by MobileSyrup:
Samsung takes all allegations involving product safety seriously. We invite the consumer to contact Samsung directly so that we can examine the phone to determine the cause of this incident.[/indent]
Indeed, this has been a rather odd week for combustible handsets, as an iPhone 4S suffered a very similar fate on a Qantas flight. Is this the beginning of a global smartphone uprising?