Reliance’s Lyf 4G phone explodes like Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7

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It seems like one of Reliance’s Lyf smartphones has pulled off a Galaxy Note 7. A man attached a photo of a charred phone and claimed on Twitter that his Reliance 4G Lyf phone “exploded and burst into flames”. The attached photo shows a mangled, burnt and destroyed phone which does sport the LYF logo. It’ still not clear whether the phone randomly burst into flames while being used, or while it was charging. The victim, Tanvir Sadiq urged Reliance to recall the faulty devices.

“We are concerned about the incident reported on social media and are taking the matter seriously. We are assessing the cause and will conduct a thorough investigation in the matter. Customer safety is paramount to us and, based on our findings, we will take appropriate action,” a Reliance spokesperson told PTI.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah too retweeted the image and claimed he won’t be using the handset anytime soon.

“Lyf range of phones are designed and manufactured with global standards by some of the world’s leading manufacturers of mobile phones. Each phone goes through a stringent quality control process,” the spokesperson added.

LYF phones, made by Reliance Retail, a sister company of Reliance Jio launched in September taking the budget 4G smartphone segment by storm. LYF phones have been quite popular since its official launch in June and it is already on the fourth spot by the third quarter with a market share of 6.9 per cent.

This comes after Samsung grappled with its flagship Galaxy Note 7 exploding and bursting into flames while being charged, leading to a global recall of the devices, replacements and finally, permanent discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7.

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