Xiaomi reportedly investigating phone explosions, offers compensation to those affected
posted by Cosmin V. / Sep 13, 2016, 3:55 AM
However, that doesn't mean that, sometimes, using a smartphone can be dangerous. At least two persons were injured when their Xiaomi smartphones exploded earlier this month.
The Chinese media now reports that Xiaomi has already commissioned a third-party company specialized in this kind of investigations to find out what really happened and what's to be done to avoid these accidents in the future.
For those out of the loop, a Xiaomi Mi Max exploded and caused a fire on September 5. The explosion happened while the smartphone was charging (with the original charger).
We've also reported about another case of smartphone explosion that happened on September 9. A Xiaomi Mi 4C exploded in someone's rear pocket and produced burns to the user. The smartphone was bought from the official Xiaomi website, so there's no doubt that this was an original device.
For the time being, Xiaomi is treating these two cases as isolated accidents that have nothing in common with the problem that Samsung is facing currently. The Chinese company is said to have already made compensation to the persons affected by the explosions.
It's unclear whether or not we should expect an official report to be revealed by Xiaomi after the investigation ends, but there's a high chance that these explosions might have been caused by faulty batteries.
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Amuse me Xiaomi. Hopefully you aren't as pathetic as Samsung with handling this situation.
posted on Sep 13, 2016, 4:24 AM 2
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What do you expect from a cheap company that uses cheap parts and sells for cheap prices?
posted on Sep 13, 2016, 4:34 AM 0
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Get the facts first before starting writing bulls**ts. Xiaomi use high quality components on theirs products.They can sell at lower prices, because a smartphone components doesnt cost much. Apple, Samsung and others OEMs are selling at overprice prices. Why do u think Apple/Samsung and alot others choose to manufacture theirs devices in China?
posted on Sep 13, 2016, 6:01 AM 0
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Biggest issue with xiaomi is mediaserver problem. If u have 10 odd movies in ur phone temp can easily cross 50 +and that can easily trigger explosion.
posted on Sep 13, 2016, 6:53 AM 0
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