A unit of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has allegedly exploded in the pocket of a man while he was riding his motorcycle. The victim is suspected to have sustained minor injury.
The Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has said that it has initiated an investigation into the matter after Redmi Note 4 was widely talked about on social media over the weekend.
A media report stated that the victim Bhavana Suryakiran, a resident of East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh, was riding his motorcycle over the weekend when the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 allegedly exploded in his pocket, leaving a hole in his thigh.
Suryakiran, who claims to have purchased the phone from Flipkart, intends to file a lawsuit against the company and seek damage compensation, the report added.
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Launched earlier this year, the device has been one of the best seller phones, selling a record one million units in record time.
Meanwhile, there were reports of a Redmi Note 4 smartphone catching fire last month. After an investigation the company claimed that the widely circulated video which depicted the phone catching fire was not Redmi Note 4, terming it ‘fake’.
However, in a separate incident, one Redmi Note 4 unit did catch fire, which company had claimed happened as the owner was using an unauthorised charger.