Chinese cell phone explodes in man’s pocket

Chinese cell phone explodes in man’s pocket
Mr. Thanit Phongsee is a 55-year-old businessman from Bangkok that got quite a surprise when his cell phone exploded in his shirt pocket.

Mr. Thanit said he originally bought the phone because it was cheap and he could use it with 3 sim cards. He purchased the phone over a year ago for 3,000 THB, which is about $97 in US currency, and hasn’t had any problems prior to the incident. He claims he charged the device as usual the night before and when he was having lunch the following day, the handset exploded in his pocket without warning. While his shirt was burnt, Mr. Thanit was very fortunate that he was not injured in the incident.

Mr. Thanit states that he plans on suing the phone manufacturer, MTM. A representative from MTM said that they would like to speak with Mr. Thanit, but they suspect he was either using a non-standard battery or left the device exposed to prolonged sunlight that caused the overheating and explosion.



source: PDN

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18 Comments

1. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

That's hilarious.

14. windowsRocks

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

Most Of The SmartPhones Do Make Use Of Chinese Battery Which Is The Main Cause For Explosion

2. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

How funny....

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

oh yeah because it's your fault if your phone explodes because it got too much sun. boy i swear! some companies can't handle this kind of pressure. xD

4. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Um, why is this news? If it were an iPhone or a Samsung it would be, but this is a chinese phone, the damn thing heats up the moment you turn it on lol!

11. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

And where do you think the iPhones and Samsung handsets are being made? Try mainland China, hence Chinese phones.

12. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

I mean phones like this, the multi sim models that have crazy low QC level. I've couple of friends who use them as secondary phone and many times they'd have to pull the battery just because it's heating up too much.

5. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

"poor" business man

6. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Thank god that it was not in his trouser pocket.

13. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

he is 55 anyway

7. aoikemono27

Posts: 177; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Considering the billions of phones that get used and subsequently thrown away every year, it seems the chances of encountering an exploding phone is like getting struck by lightning...thrice. This being a cheap Asian phone in a hot locale, it's probably considered newsworthy since it happens so infrequently, even with the questionable parts.

8. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Now thats what I call a burnt nipple.

9. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

They should just rebrand the phone as the MTM Fire.

10. f1r3z0r

Posts: 92; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Well I thought he was a businessman!? Save a little money= small explosion in your pocket!

15. rycx365

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

"Cell phone explodes in man's pocket" Looks at picture of nuclear explosion... LOL

16. Bluedroid

Posts: 57; Member since: Sep 12, 2011

What do you except from a chinese product and I heard china is famous for it's fireworks...

17. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

If Jobs were still around and this was an iPhone, he would have said exploding was an intended feature meant to indicate the user was holding the phone wrong...

18. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

So... who keeps their cash wad in their front pocket anyway?

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