Recently, OnePlus launched two new smartphones, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 and the OnePlus Nord 3 5G. The Nord 3 went on sale a few days ago and quickly became a bestseller. Many consumers purchased the device during the first few sales. However, a user recently reported on Twitter that their OnePlus Nord 3 smartphone exploded, causing several issues.
On Twitter, a user named @RiteshMee36153 shared a troubling incident where their recently bought OnePlus Nord 3 smartphone exploded while their 8-year-old child was using it. The user also revealed that the child experienced hearing loss and emotional distress due to the explosion. He expressed concern about who would take responsibility for their child’s well-being now.
The individual also shared pictures of the device, revealing the extensive damage caused by the explosion. Even the bedsheet in which the device was stored was burnt. The photos also show a swollen battery and severe damage to both the display and back panel.
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mobile blast. A brand new mobile blasted with in couple of days of its purchase. What about my 8 year old child future who has suffered hearing loss as well as mental trauma due to this #oneplusblast pic.twitter.com/ileNmu0ORp
— ritesh Kumar meena (@RiteshMee36153) July 26, 2023
At the moment, the brand has not addressed the incident and the root cause remains unknown. It is possible that it is due to a defect in manufacturing, but without an official statement, we cannot speculate further.
In addition, the user tweeted that OnePlus requested for the device to be submitted to them, which the user believes is an effort to destroy evidence. We urge OnePlus to promptly address this situation and provide appropriate compensation to the user.
In the past, there have been multiple instances of OnePlus Nord 2 explosions. With the recent report of a Nord 3 blast, we’re hopeful that this isn’t a common problem. We’re eagerly awaiting a statement from the brand addressing the issue.