MODERN smartphones can sometimes burn a hole in your pocket - but this is usually a metaphor than a literal event.
As these unverified images below appear to show, the smartphone started burning at the base of the unit, near the charging port.
The Galaxy S3 has already sold more than 10 million models worldwide and was one of the fastest-selling gadgets of all time following its launch in May.
The pictures were posted on a website by the angry user, who called himself Dillo2k10, from Dublin Ireland.
They clearly show an area of blackened, melted plastic around the charging terminal. The user said: ‘I was driving along with my Galaxy S3 in my car mount when suddenly a white flame, sparks and a bang came out of the phone. –Agencies