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OnePlus Nord 2: OnePlus to face litigation after phone explodes in lawyer's pocket

The OnePlus Nord 2 may have an issue. (Source: MySmartPrice)
The OnePlus Nord 2 may have an issue. (Source: MySmartPrice)
Yet another OnePlus Nord 2 has gone up in flames. The phone reportedly exploded spontaneously even though it wasn't charging or in use at all. Unlike the previous case, however, OnePlus may find this incident difficult to sweep under the carpet, as the owner of the exploded Nord 2 is a lawyer who looks set file a charge that could see Nord 2 sales discontinued entirely in India.

Xiaomi may have had its time in limelight with smartphones explosions but it appears OnePlus is on the up. Right after launch, a OnePlus Nord 2 spontaneously went up in flames in mysterious fashion. Two months later, yet another Nord 2 has exploded, and this case may prove quite a bit more troublesome for OnePlus.

As reported by the owner of the exploded Nord 2, Gaurav Gulati, the phone went up in flames while it was in his pocket. The phone was neither in use nor charging when that happened, which mirrors the previous case with a OnePlus Nord 2 exploding. Unlike that case, in which the original tweet was deleted—presumably on request from OnePlus—the company will have a hard time dealing with the incident. Gulati is a lawyer, it appears, and will be pressing charges against OnePlus with a view on getting the OnePlus Nord 2 5G discontinued entirely in India. 

"They were quite insensitive to injuries and trauma I have suffered...What is the worth of life of a person if he died by leaving his survivors? It is worthless. We have already decided to file damages against the company in the court of law. If they are ready to compensate, they can make a written agreement in the public domain or we will pursue as per law and ask them to discontinue the device OnePlus Nord 2 5G with immediate effect.”

Gulati has no plans of acquiescing to OnePlus's request to submit the exploded device for investigation. The lawyer will take the legal route and submit the device to the police. OnePlus doesn't seem happy about that decision, however.

“Last evening, an individual notified us about an alleged blast case for the OnePlus Nord 2 on Twitter, and our team immediately reached out to this individual to verify the legitimacy of the claim. We take every claim such as this very seriously out of concern for user safety. However, despite multiple attempts to analyse the device, including a visit to the premises earlier today to examine it in the individual’s presence, he has so far denied us the opportunity to perform a proper diagnosis. Under such circumstances, it is impossible for us to verify the legitimacy of this claim or address this individual’s demands for compensation.”

We'll keep you updated on this.

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Ricci Rox, 2021-09-10 (Update: 2021-09-12)