OnePlus One bursts into flames while charging in India

OnePlus One bursts into flames while charging in India
After the recent explosion of a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in China, India-based Twitter user Deepak Gosain has shared images of a very well-cooked OnePlus One. According to Gosain, he left the device charging next to him while he slept, only to be awoken by the sight of his smartphone up in flames. 

The device was apparently on charge for around two hours before it proceeded to combust. Where the explosion of the Note 7 and numerous other cases of this nature can often be attributed to some kind of faulty, third-party cable or battery, this doesn't seem to have been the case here. Gosain tells PhoneArena that he has "never used any other charger," which means that potentially — and worryingly — this incident could repeat itself. 

Having taken his device to a service center, Gosain was told he could get a replacement in the form of a brand-new OnePlus 3. However, he's instead seeking monetary compensation — the amount of which remains undisclosed — and an Apple iPhone. 

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1. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

And you wonder why its called flagship killer.

3. socaholic

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 14, 2014


17. SmartFix

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 05, 2016

I really don't know what the hell u doing with the mobiles ppl in EU we never burn phones..

2. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

it happens to everything!!!

4. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Am I the only one that the cable looks funny?

11. lyndon420

Posts: 6878; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Yeah...the cable looks unscathed. He either forgot to unplug it after it burst which is odd, or he plugged it in for one of the pics which is also odd.

16. KParks23

Posts: 736; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Well how else is he supposed to get free s**t if he don't act like he was using the stock charger and cable!! So they were going to give him a new phone and he said no he wants money??? I'd tell him to get bent then!

5. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

What do you expect from a newbie? A couple more buck doesn't kill you, just trust who trusts you back.

6. Bertybasset

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 25, 2016

Money and an iPhone in compensation ... Looks legitimate claim to me lol

7. xperian

Posts: 421; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Is there any phone maker that didn't have it's phones explode

8. xperian

Posts: 421; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Not a big deal, considering it only happens for like 1 in a 3mln

9. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Slow news day?

10. ph00ny

Posts: 2069; Member since: May 26, 2011

This will probably happen more and more until USB-C accessories get matured

14. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Troll got to troll right? One plus one use micro usb.

12. lyndon420

Posts: 6878; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Has anyone heard of phones exploding while on a TYLT wireless charger...or any wireless charger for that matter? I'm loving mine and it works flawlessly so far.

13. lallolu

Posts: 733; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

This is why I charge my phones and tabs only when I am near to avoid this kind of accident.

15. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

This can happen to any phone brand. I never leave anything plugged up while away from house now.

19. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Same hear. I even switch off the main switch

18. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

That's a fair amount of burning phone stories this past week. I'm thinking a supplier is to blame.

20. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

How possible is it for the phone to roast like that and the charger to remain squeekee clean like that?

21. insanity99

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Something smells fishy... Oh, it was a phone.

22. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Hmmm from the location of this and the note 7 explosion, which last I checked is near the charging circuit, my guess would be something overheated or went wrong in the circuit, maybe due to the new quickcharge? most other incidents have been at an edge, not center :( not so great, especially if there was an adapter, maybe it mixed up the signals?

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