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World India. An OPPO smartphone explodes in the pocket of a man and burns his legs

16:40  08 june  2021
16:40  08 june  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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In early June, a man was severely burned in India after his smartphone suddenly overheated and exploded in his pocket. The phone battery, OPPO brand, would be involved. The user ensures having always had moderate use of his smartphone. The manufacturer did not react to the incident.

In recent years, without becoming a common change, the explosions of smartphones have become relatively frequent incidents. Some defective devices regularly cause accidents and sometimes wounded. That's what happened early June in India , in a small village.

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A phone of the OPPO brand, model A53, suddenly overheated and exploded in the owner's pocket. The victim, burned at the legs, told his misadventure to the Youtube Technical Dosttus chain that published a video on the incident, report Phonandroid .

bandages on both legs

according to the victim, the phone would have started heating for no reason before exploding. In the video, we see the man with bandages on both legs, at the thighs and an ankle. The flames seriously burned him and gave the pants he was wearing.

An smartphone can sometimes overheat if it is supersollected, which was not the case here. This kind of incident can also occur if defective accessories are used on the terminal. But this person ensures having always recharged his phone with the mains block and the cable provided in the OPPO box.

A faulty battery in question?

According to Technical Dost, it is here the battery of 5,000 mAh that would be involved. We see on photos of the carbonized smartphone that the contours of the battery accumulator melted.

The device was still under warranty, says Phonandroid. The Chinese Manufacturer OPPO did not react after the incident.

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