Back before we took the holiday season off, we heard about many Galaxy S3′s were dying due to a mainboard failure. Many users were reporting that their device was dying at random after owning the device for several months. Samsung has been able to narrow the problem down to the 16GB version only and it seems to come from the devices main circuit board.
Due to the problem being a hardware problem, most users thought it would require a revision to Samsung’s Galaxy S3 actual build. But today Samsung addressed the issue and says a fix will arrive in the form of a firmware update. Tweakers has reported that Samsung is prepared to deliver the update in the very near future.
Most of the Galaxy S3 users won’t have to worry about their phone getting bricked over night with no explanation and those with at-risk handsets will be getting a firmware fix very soon. Let’s hope it’s out within a week.
Is this making anyone weary of buying another Samsung device? First there was the Exynos-gate which mostly only affected International Galaxy S3′s and all Note 2′s, now we have this random mainboard failure for the Galaxy S3. And surprisingly this is the number one smartphone manufacturer in the world. I sure hope Samsung gets this together and keeps it from happening in their future devices like the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 2.
Have you had a Galaxy S3 which has randomly died due to this mainboard failure? I can’t say I have, and I hope my Galaxy S3 doesn’t die randomly anytime soon. Let us know how many Galaxy S3′s you’ve gone through due to this mainboard failure because of Samsung in the comments below.