Nexus 6P Smartphone Explodes in Canada while in Sleep mode, Charging

by Karthik Iyer 3

We have heard of smartphones exploding before, in fact, we heard a couple of stories on this within the last few weeks. It Started of with Mi4i, then Mi 5. This was followed by the iPhone 6, and now we have yet another one from Huawei. Yes, this time, it is the Nexus 6P. A man who goes by the name yamz66 on Reddit, claims that his Nexus 6P exploded in the middle of the night while it was charging.

Sounds scary right? Well, according to him, it was around 3 AM and he woke up after a loud pop, to see himself surrounded by a dark smoke cloud. He also reported that he was using the same USB-C cable and charger that came in the box, and it was working just fine until this incident happened. So it is unclear as to how this happened since the investigation is yet to be done. So it is too early to comment on this as of now.

But note that, there were lots of speculation around the issues regarding USB-C cables, that some of them aren’t fully compliant with the standard. So this could be a result of that as well. So if that is the case here, then this could prove really dangerous since there are millions of users around the world using them. But as mentioned, it is not confirmed yet, and we cannot come down to any conclusion as of now. Meanwhile, it is also reported that the person also got in touch with Google Canada, and they will be sending him an RMA replacement unit.

So stay tuned for more info on this as we will update once we have any further info on this in future.

Karthik Iyer

Karthik is a Computer Science Graduate and a Tech Aficionado who has always found himself fascinated or playing around with all the latest and the best from the world of smartphones and beyond. When he is not working on any smartphone or covering the latest scoop, you can often find playing his favorite PS4 titles.

  • Nebu Cherian

    Thank God, atleast he was safe and he would be getting a RMA Replcement as well…

    • Subhashish Mohan Dash

      Really Thank God ..the owner is safe… please God let all be safe…

  • Subhashish Mohan Dash

    O man…does that mean we are sleeping over mini bombs all the time.clocked to any arbitrary time..really dangerous…its this year we are getting higher frequency of such incidents…lots of lives are tied to cellphones..and if this would be a quick charge thing ..then it should be noted that its the new growing standard for cellphones. and all firms would be pushing it real quick to manufacturing..and we will find that in almost all the devices in a very near future…there should be someway around to deal this I pray…lets see what’s the real thing is behind this…till then God bless all…..