5-day-old OnePlus Nord 2 allegedly explodes, company investigating incident

OnePlus Nord 2 top down view outside with foliage

Credit: Dhruv Bhutani / Android Authority
  • A user’s five-day-old OnePlus Nord 2 allegedly exploded while she was cycling.
  • Images posted by the woman’s husband show a badly burnt phone.
  • OnePlus is currently investigating the incident.

In a bizarre and potentially dangerous incident, a woman’s brand new OnePlus Nord 2 apparently exploded inside her phone sling while she was cycling.

The alleged explosion was reported by the woman’s husband, Ankur Sharma, on Twitter.

“Today morning around 6 AM IST, my wife went out for cycling with her new OnePlus Nord 2 (5days old) in her sling. All of a sudden phone blasted and smoke started coming out of it. Due to this blast, she met with an accident. She is in trauma after this incident,” Sharma’s now-deleted tweet read at the time.

An eagle-eyed Twitter user was able to grab a screenshot of Sharma’s tweet describing the incident. As you can see from the screenshot below, Sharma also attached some images of a burnt phone, allegedly the OnePlus Nord 2.

OnePlus Nord 2 exloding tweet

Credit: Twitter

We reached out to Sharma on Twitter to verify his complaint and get more information about the incident. However, we haven’t yet heard from him. Given the tweet was deleted for some unexplained reason, we’re unsure if the user will be willing to discuss the apparent incident.

Meanwhile, OnePlus has confirmed that the company has reached out to Sharma and is currently investigating the alleged Nord 2 explosion.

“We take such incidents seriously. Our team has already reached out to the user and is investigating this further,” OnePlus said in an emailed statement to Android Authority.

The alleged explosion of the Nord 2 has created quite a buzz on Reddit, with people wondering whether the phone is safe to use or not. However, it should be noted that the authenticity of the incident hasn’t been verified yet.

We’ll update this article If and when we get some more information on the matter from OnePlus or the user themselves.

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