Redmi Note 4 explodes in user’s pocket; company launches probe

Chinese mobile handset brand Xiaomi has launched a probe after a Redmi Note 4 smartphone reportedly exploded in the pocket of a user in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday.

The owner of the smartphone, Bhavana Suryakiran, reportedly suffered serious injuries due to the explosion. The smartphone company said it has contacted Suryakiran and is investigating into the matter.

Sources said the explosion took place when Suryakiran was riding a bike. A fire that broke out after the explosion could not be doused despite pouring water on his pants. Suryakiran reportedly had bought the smartphone from Flipkart a few days back. He said he will move court against Xiaomi for selling a ‘defective’ unit and seeking compensation for injuries sustained.

The incident comes weeks after a video showing an alleged Redmi Note 4 exploding, went viral. The video, however, later turned out to be a fake.