JioPhone explodes, company says damage caused intentionally

technology | Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
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Highlights
  • If the phone blast would have been due a faulty battery than the battery would have also exploded, which isn’t the case with this unit.
  • However, the charging cable has a burnt end, so it is being speculated that the explosion could have been because of a faulty charger.

 

Recently, Xiaomi and Samsung had to deal with issues of exploding phones, and now Jio joins the list. The all-new Jio Phone has exploded in Kashmir, as per reports.

According to a report by PhoneRadar, a Jio Phone unit exploded and the feature phone was completely burnt and melted. The report further adds that, after investigation, it is known that the battery is intact and so is the front side of the device.

If the phone blast would have been due a faulty battery than the battery would have also exploded, which isn’t the case with this unit, the report adds. The LYF distributor reportedly said that the battery is intact and functional.

However, the charging cable has a burnt end, so it is being speculated that the explosion could have been because of a faulty charger.

In response to India Today, a Jio spokesperson said, "JioPhones are designed and manufactured with global standards, and each phone goes through stringent quality control process. The said incident has been reported to us. Our initial investigation suggests that this is a case of intentional sabotage. The damage to the device seems to have been intentionally caused. The incident, as well as its timing, has been designed by vested interests to malign the brand. We will take appropriate action based on further investigations."

The statement clearly hints that the company believes that the harm was caused intentionally to malign the brand.

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