Another smartphone from a popular Chinese manufacturer burst into flames, this time it’s the Poco M3

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Another smartphone from a popular Chinese manufacturer burst into flames, this time it’s the Poco M3
Twitter/ @Mahesh08716488
  • A user’s Poco M3 caught fire and exploded last week.
  • The company assures support and investigation into the cause of the blast.
  • The image of the blast shows a destroyed smartphone with a burnt-out bottom, and only the camera module is visible.
In yet another smartphone explosion, a Poco M3 blasted and it was shared by the user’s brother on Twitter. We have had a few smartphone blasts in India over the past few months, notably a few of them involved OnePlus Nord 2.

In this incident, Mahesh (@ Mahesh08716488) shared a tweet with an image of the destroyed phone. He claimed that his brother’s Poco M3 blasted on the morning of November 27. However, he did not give any details about the reason for the blast or if anyone was injured due to the explosion.

Poco acknowledged the tweet and responded that customers’ safety was very important and that it took such matters seriously. Surprisingly, both Mahesh and Poco’s tweets have now been deleted.

Poco M3 destroyed by the blast


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In the image shared by Mahesh, you could see the bottom half of the phone, completely burnt and destroyed and only the camera module was visible. After the incident was notified, the company assured that a team was investigating to find out the cause of the blast and it wants to resolve the matter quickly.

When we reached out to Poco for a statement, they responded, “at POCO India, customer safety is of utmost importance and we take such matters extremely seriously. At this stage, our team contacted the concerned customer as soon as the issue was notified and is awaiting his visit to the nearest service center. We are committed to examine the issue in detail, and extend all our support to the customer and resolve this on priority. All our devices go through various levels of stringent quality tests to ensure that the quality of the device is not compromised at any level.”

We have reached out to the user as well to find out more details about the explosion, however, we are yet to hear from him and we will update the story as we receive a response.

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This is the second such incident involving Poco, as earlier in September a Poco X3 Pro had caught fire, which the company classified under ‘customer induced damage’.

These incidents are becoming a concern for the users and smartphone makers should address them soon. Whether these incidents take place due to manufacturing defects or customer negligence, here’s how you can protect your smartphone from exploding.

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