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Xiaomi Redmi 2A purportedly caught on fire during a call

Xiaomi Redmi 2A purportedly caught on fire during a call
Xiaomi Redmi 2A purportedly caught on fire during a call
The owner has posted photos of the aftermath and resulting damage.

One man's smartphone has literally gone up in flames.

During a phone call on his Xiaomi Redmi 2A with his wife, the caller began noticing erratic sounds from the unusually warm phone. Shortly thereafter, a burning smell became increasingly more powerful before he threw his Redmi 2A on the tile floor of the bathroom.

The owner claims that he bought the Xiaomi smartphone just a month prior to the accident. He says sparks from flying out from the device and this immediately caught the attention of the Xiaomi support staff, who directed the incident to company headquarters.

As can be seen in the pictures, the Redmi 2A battery had indeed caught on fire and charred various parts of the smartphone. The floor and nearby walls were damaged in the fire as well. Fortunately, the caller suffered from no burns during the event. Exactly how much financial damage the incident caused or how Xiaomi plans to compensate the owner remain unresolved as of this writing.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2015-08-23 (Update: 2015-08-23)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.