Earlier this week, we have seen the Xiaomi Mi 4i bursted while charging. Xiaomi had reacted to this incident saying the device will be investigated to check the root cause of this incident. In the official statement, the company also confirmed that the replacement was offered to the customer. Today, the Weibo post shows the busted Mi 5 battery. The white color Mi 5 which might be a non-ceramic variant of Mi 5 can be seen in the photos.
While the Mi 4i was completely damaged; in the Mi 5’s case, the battery is only damaged while the rest of the device looks perfect. As of now, there is no information about this incident except the images. The Mi 4i that was bursted earlier also caught on fire but the Mi 5 might caused an explosion. The device was first unveiled at the MWC 2016 in February this year and went on sale in China starting from March 1st.
This is not the first time we are hearing about the lithium-ion battery explosion, nor this will be the last time. With the design becoming the major factor, manufacturers are making the devices slimmer and slimmer which doesn’t give much protection to the battery. Few times, using of non-original batteries and chargers also leads to this kind of explosions.
Stay tuned as we will update once there is more information.