Samsung fixing Galaxy S3 ‘sudden death’ bug
Samsung is hard at work on a fix for the so-called 'sudden death' bug which has been affecting some Galaxy S3 smartphones
Samsung has acknowledged reports that some users are experiencing a major fault with their Galaxy S3 handsets which sees the device suddenly die overnight.
The company has stated it is now working on a fix for the issue.
The problem is believed to only affect a small number of 16GB models around six months after activation and so far Samsung has been pretty good at repairing or replacing faulty handsets.
Apparently affected handsets tend to die overnight when left on charge, long-term standby or after a reboot.
It’s not clear exactly what the problem is, on the one hand it is affecting device hardware because repaired handsets are reportedly having their motherboards replaced. However, Samsung is said to be working on some kind of firmware fix, which suggests it might actually be starting at the software level.
Samsung hasn’t outlined a schedule for when it expects to have a fix ready but did get in touch with Dutch mobile site Tweakers to say it was already working on resolving the problem.
In the meantime, anyone who encounters the issue should contact one of Samsung’s Repair Centres which you can find with this handy web search tool.