Charging OnePlus One unit allegedly explodes

Charging OnePlus One unit allegedly explodes
Friday was not a great day for a gentleman who lives in New Delhi, by the name of Ankur Dugar. Yesterday morning at 2am Indian time, Dugar as usual, had his 64GB Sandstone Black OnePlus One plugged in bedside as he hit the sack. At around 9am, Ankur awoke to the smell of fire. Quickly, he discovered that his OnePlus One was the source of the smell as his handset was on fire.

Dugar quickly tossed the phone off of the bedding and realized what might have happened had he not awakened when he did. Photos of what was left of the device show the charred remains. Most of the damage to the phone appears to be in the location of the battery, which would make sense.

Friday morning, Dugar contacted the OnePlus customer care team. He was instructed to "Go to (the) service centre, if your replacement is approved, you’ll get a replacement." Dugar has told us directly that despite earlier reports, he has yet to take the phone to the service center. He says that he has been approved for a replacement model, but is currently awaiting to hear from an attorney. Meanwhile, you can click on the slideshow to see a few images of the OnePlus One after the incident.

Thanks for the tip!

source: AnkurDugar via Gadgetraid

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64GB
  • Battery 3100 mAh



1. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

One Plus None

2. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Equals one

46. MSi_GS70 unregistered

He supposed to say one minus one..

9. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

that's chinese phones for you haha

39. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Never settle for a China phone.

42. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Most phones come from China

51. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

What is a China phone?

64. cheetah2k

Posts: 2319; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Don't use an iphone. Comes from China

66. gsg97115991

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Also comes from other country...haha

52. xperian

Posts: 421; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

That can happen with any phone. Samsungs and iphones also have exploded

15. AnTuTu

Posts: 1624; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Flagship killer killed itself :p

47. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Even samsungs and iphone5 used to burn down and ppl keep buuing.. I think someone from battery replaceable fans couldn't wait so he tried to replace battery ?

4. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I think OnePlus 2 (flagship killer) literally killed this phone.

5. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

It's a feature.

6. Rajanvir

Posts: 56; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Well Everyone knows charging for whole night (min 6 hrs) is not good for Battery

14. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Its not a problem for modern batteries Cases like these are 1 in a million

23. Smook unregistered

The one sensible comment in this entire thread

63. AlikMalix unregistered

exactly what I thought... +1

43. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What? Phones stop charming when they reach 100%, even if they are still plugged in. What are you talking about.

50. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

I have always charged my phones overnight. From my Nokia 5233 to Galaxy s3 and now Galaxy s4. Never had issues with long duration charging. Modern day phones have self regulatory mechanism to prevent such mishap

57. villagerguyz

Posts: 96; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

No such case so far with all my devices. If you're concerned about this, purchase a power bank. Most of the power banks will cut power to the phone as soon as the phone fully charged.

7. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Never settle

8. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

2014 flagship killer killed. . .Never Settle for it ...:-D

10. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

That SD810 is smokin.

11. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

That's the old O+ One mate

17. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Oops. My mistake.

28. Nopers unregistered

Do be fair its kind of hard to tell which phone it is from the singed remains.

32. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

But the title of the article and all the words in it make it pretty clear tho :P

12. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

You got what you pay for. Flagship killer my azz.

26. Smook unregistered

Payed £350 for a decent phone, got a decent phone that works well. Haven't dropped it or got it wet and it hasn't exploded. Ezpz.

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