Quite surprisingly, a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 handset was seen in a video online going up in flames inside a shop in Bengaluru.
The video has gone viral online, whilst reminding people of a similar event that occurred with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 device that was also seen going catching fire last year.
According to the report, one shopkeeper was trying to insert the SIM into a customer’s Redmi Note 4, and in the process, caught fire after an explosion and got the smartphone’s entire body burnt.
Strangely enough, it was reportedly seen that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 was not connected to a charger or any other accessory before bursting into flames while the retailer was still handling the handset.
While most incidents involving explosions of handsets are usually caused by overheating from charging the smartphone this one seems to be a rather rare case.
As of now, Xiaomi has not said anything concerning the incident as many Xiaomi fans are desperately waiting for an explanation for the explosion.
To recall, the dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 runs MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and packs a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) 2.5D curved glass IPS display with a 401ppi pixel density.
Powered by the Snapdragon 625 SoC, coupled with 3GB and 4GB of RAM, depending on the SKU, the handset comes with a 13-megapixel CMOS sensor tagged with PDAF, a f/2.0 aperture, 77-degree wide angle lens, and dual-tone LED flash.