Xiaomi has had a bit of bad luck when it comes to their phones exploding. Over the years there have been news reports and even videos of phones bursting in to flames, and just 2 days into 2017 we get another story.
This time it was a Xiaomi Mi4 that exploded in a classroom in China. Full details of the issues haven’t been confirmed but photos of the remains of the ex-flagship would suggest the battery exploded in the phone.
It’s difficult to know what happened this time around, but previous similar issues were blamed on the use of a non official 3rd party charger causing a power surge while charging. Similar problems have also been reported with Apple iPhones and Samsung phones in the past too.
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The Xiaomi Mi4 was launched back in 2014 and was the first Xiaomi to show the companies new direction and featured metal chassis, 5-inch display, Snapdragon 801 and 3GB RAM. Interestingly it is also my least favourite Xiaomi phone of all time.