Jio Phone and its charger Allegedly Explodes While Charging



According to sources A Jio Phone unit has reportedly exploded while charging, marking the first such instance since deliveries began roughly a month ago. In a statement on the matter, a Reliance Retail spokesperson said the company is aware of the incident, and found in its initial investigation that the damage has been caused by intentional sabotage. The Twitter account that first posted the image has deleted the tweet. Jio Phone bookings touched 6 million in its first round of pre-orders, and the second round is expected to start in the last week of October or first week of November.

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According to a report by technology blog , the Jio Phone explosion happened in Kashmir. The now-deleted image on Twitter shows the back panel of the phone has been melted but the battery underneath the casing seems to be intact. The front panel also doesn’t have any bearings of an explosion. The blog claims to have access to a photo of the phone’s charger, and its wire is supposedly also melted. Citing a Lyf distributor who checked the device, the report says the battery is remains operational.

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