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Galaxy S3 casing issues plague the smartphone, Samsung to repair affected units

July 19, 2012

The Galaxy S3 is already a best-selling Android smartphone, but, like any new device, it’s not flaw-free. While the fire accident was a one-time thing caused by placing the device in the microwave to dry after a water incident, we have another issue that seems to affect plenty of Galaxy S3 units: casing breakage.

According to Dutch publication Tweakers, various users have cracked the metallic edge of the case of their beloved Galaxy S3, without putting the device through any physical stress. The cracks seem to occur in various places, on the sides of the devices and at the bottom.

That’s certainly an interesting discovery, and we can’t wait to hear more about your Galaxy S3 experience. Is the casing of your phone also breaking inexplicably?

Sam Mobile says that Samsung Benelux told Tweakers that it would investigate the issue and repair the affected devices, which are still under warranty. However, a Google translation of the original article does not show these claims, although it makes perfect sense for Samsung to repair the affected units.

This wouldn’t be the first time the flagship Samsung smartphone of 2012 is affected by what seem to be manufacturing issues. Several reports appeared a few weeks ago revealing that Samsung had to scrap entire batches of Galaxy S3 casings as their blue hue was not on par with what was expected of it. Moreover, supply issues prevented Samsung to ship as many as two million Galaxy S3 units.

Will this casing issue further affect Galaxy S3 and/or profits? We’ll keep you in the loop, but in the mean time let us know whether you have cracked your Galaxy S3 case or display yet.

From a different point of view, the device does crack easily when dropped on a hard surface, as our tests have shown, but that sort of drop is accidental and doesn’t happen as often. Meanwhile, the cracked casing issue seems to be affecting quite a few device owners.