Smartphones catching fire and electrocuting people are a real problem. Recently, a Samsung Galaxy S4 caught fire in Hong Kong, burning down a whole house. Before that, we saw some electrocution events from China causing a woman’s death. Allegedly she was answering a call on her iPhone 5 while it was charging and a similar situation left a man in coma.
Today, some images have been posted showing us the remains of HTC One X in Taiwan. The phone simply just combusted while it was charging.
According to VR-Zone, the user tried to contact a Taiwanese Telco who asked him for a $21 ($300 Taiwan) inspection fee before they can issue him a replacement phone.
Here are some images of the burnt phone.
The reason for the accident is still unknown and the folks at HTC are investigating why it happened. We don’t know if it’s due to a counterfeit charger but that’s a possibility. The good news is that the owner of the device is safe and sound. Some users are suggesting that it could’ve happened due to a swollen battery. We’ll let you know if we come across anything regarding this matter. Please be careful readers.