Xiaomi Mi4i Explodes While in Use at an Office
Last week, Xiaomi user Ajay Raj Negi posted to the Mi Mobile Facebook page about his phone exploding while in use. The incident happened on July 16, 2016 while he was in his office around his other co workers. Attached to his Facebook post is a video of the phone exploding.
During the video, you can see that Ajay was using his phone while under standard office settings, when he suddenly jumped out of his chair and threw his phone. The phone then began to spark and caught fire. Luckily the situation was under control and no one was severely hurt during the incident. Pictures of the accident can be found below.
Ajay did indeed mention that his unit of the Mi4i was purchased through Flipkart. We cannot confirm at this time that this incident is indeed Xiaomi’s fault, however. Xiaomi has however responded to a few concerned customers about the event, citing that they are currently investigating the incident to pinpoint a specific cause.
This isn’t the first time a portable electronic device has caught fire or exploded under regular use, but it is still concerning knowing that it still happens at seemly random times. This also isn’t the first time a Xiaomi phone has caught fire and exploded, with the less recent incident happening back in 2013.
Edit on 27th July 2016: Xiaomi has issued an official statement regarding this incident. You can read the statement here.