Goswami was lucky enough not to get injured during the explosion, and he also claims that OnePlus contacted him (maybe that’s the reason the tweet got deleted), and offered to replace the defective handset with a new one. “Thank You Everyone for the support. Yesterday at 8 pm Oneplus team called me and promised me that they will send a new unit by Tuesday,” reads another deleted tweet. This is also the first time OnePlus allegedly replaces an exploded model. This isn’t the first time a OnePlus device meets its doom in a flamboyant way. Back in August last year, a OnePlus Nord 2 5G got cooked well done after its battery exploded, injuring a woman and knocking her off the bike she was riding during the accident.
Then, just a month later, yet another OnePlus phone exploded, this time inside the pocket of Gaurav Gulati, a lawyer, and social activist. He was at work when he felt his pocket getting warmer. When the heat became unbearable, he managed to take off his coat but suffered serious burns. “I feel like I’ve had my death certificate (the Nord 2) in my pocket. I am very happy that I am still alive,” wrote Gulati to LetsGoDigital, the site that first picked up the story. Again, images from the accident still exist and some of them are somewhat disturbing, so scroll down only if you can stomach it (it’s a picture of a bandaged wound, nothing too gross).
A new development has emerged in the odd case of OnePlus phones bursting out of nowhere. Another gadget has been blown to bits in India, this time the OnePlus Nord CE, and thankfully no one has been injured. Dushyant Goswami, an unhappy OnePlus owner, tweeted photos of his toasted One Plus Nord CE on Twitter, and they look rather bad. Goswami claims he was merely removing his phone from his pocket when it burst. The message was later removed, but 91mobiles was able to obtain the following text: “I own a phone from the extremely popular brand ONEPLUS, which guarantees the highest quality.” My phone is barely 6 months old, and it just blew up yesterday as I was taking it out of my pocket.
OnePlus posted an official statement after the accident, reading: “Our top priority is the health and safety of our customers. We reached out to the concerned user immediately after hearing about this incident and initiated a thorough internal investigation. The results indicate that the damage to this device was caused by an isolated incident involving external factors and not due to any manufacturing or product issue. However, we remain in close touch with this user and have offered our support to address their concerns and ensure their wellbeing.”