HTC One X user in Taiwan sees his HTC One X burst into flames

Taiwanese HTC One X explodes thanks to battery failure.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Fri, Aug 16 2013 9:04 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

One HTC One X owner had a very bad day when his HTC One X smartphone spontaneously combusted and burst into flames during a charging session. The aftermath was spotted on Facebook by website VR-Zone. The fiery event took place in Taiwan .

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When the phone's owner took it into a local Far Eastern Tone office--a Taiwanese telco--to attempt to obtain a replacement phone, they insisted on a $21 USD inspection fee. Battery issues have plagued the HTC One X with many users reporting that the phone's battery swells up over time, something that is a clear indication of the lithium polymer cells degrading. HTC says that it is actively investigating the situation.

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NEWS SOURCE:vr-zone.com

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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