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Xiaomi replaces exploded Redmi 8 from recent incident with a newer model

Xiaomi has now replaced the exploded Redmi 8 with a new Redmi 9. (Source: @AkkyAbhi)
Xiaomi has now replaced the exploded Redmi 8 with a new Redmi 9. (Source: @AkkyAbhi)
Last week, two Xiaomi phones spontaneously went up in flames and dealt burn damage to victims. Xiaomi has now attempted to make amends in one of those cases, by replacing one of those devices without cost to the owner—and with an upgrade, to boot.

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A few days ago, we published a report about two incidents of Xiaomi phones spontaneously going up in flames. One case was with a Poco C3, while the other saw a Redmi 8 explode and deal injuries to the owner's niece. Thankfully, Xiaomi is making amends in at least one of those cases. 

The owner of the Redmi 8, @AkkyAbhi, has now confirmed that the company has issued a replacement for the device that exploded. While the device in question was a Redmi 8, Xiaomi has provided them with a Redmi 9. Seeing as the Redmi 10 hasn't been released yet, this is the best possible upgrade. 

It's important to note that Xiaomi initially blamed the incident on the customer, and required a value reportedly in the range of half the value of the exploded Redmi 8 to fix it. This replacement Redmi 9 only comes after multiple media reports about the issue. 

Either way, the owner of the exploded device will be glad to get a replacement, although one would imagine they'd have preferred not to deal with a phone suddenly going up in flames in the first place. As for the incident with the Poco C3, there's doesn't appear to have been any further developments. We'll be sure to keep you updated on that, though. 

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Ricci Rox, 2021-07- 9 (Update: 2021-07- 9)