Another Realme XT phone allegedly catches fire, company looking into the matter

Yet another Realme XT blast case was reported.

Highlights
  • Another Realme XT allegedly catches fire.
  • The images posted by a Twitter user Sandip Kundu show the handset being completely burnt, both front and back.
  • Realme says it has contacted the affected person and is currently looking into the matter. 

Smartphones catching fire or blasting seem to be a regular occurrence lately. This raises serious questions on the quality of hardware and also the safety concerns considering we usually carry the phones in our pockets. In a fresh new incident, another Realme XT phone has allegedly blasted while using. This come after a similar incident was reported about the phone back in June 2020. Twitter user Sandip Kundu posted images of his friend’s burnt Realme XT handset. Both the front and back of the phone are completely damaged, especially the rear portion where the battery resides. The screen has severe burns and the camera module has also been damaged.

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Yet another Realme XT bites the dust

According to Twitter user, Sandip Kundu, a Realme XT belonging to his friends blasted, causing the phone to be totally unusable. Sandip has posted a video that shows smoke coming out from the phone. It appears the Twitter user and his friend have moved away from the phone as soon as they noticed the smoke and recorded the clip. Thankfully, there doesn’t seem to be any harm done to anyone.

However, Realme is yet to issue a statement on the issue but its social media handle has acknowledged the issue and offered to help in any way it can. “We would like to inform you that we have already contacted the person and also we have asked him to visit the nearest authorized service centre. Please be assured, we will try our best to resolve his concern as soon as he visits us,” said Realme.

The company is yet to talk about the exact reasons that caused the blast but if the past is anything to go by, we expect Realme to tag it as ‘external forces’. We will update the story once we learn more details about the incident.

Key Specs

Realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 | 4 GBProcessor
6.4 inches Display
64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
4000 mAh Battery
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Realme XT Price
Rs. 16,999
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Review Summary

Expert Rating4/5

Design
★★★★★
★★★★★
Display
★★★★★
★★★★★
Software
★★★★★
★★★★★
Camera
★★★★★
★★★★★
Performance
★★★★★
★★★★★
Battery
★★★★★
★★★★★

Pros

  • Gorgeous AMOLED display
  • 64MP camera does show improvements over 48MP cam
  • Smooth performance
  • Great battery life

Cons

  • Not much different from the Realme 5 Pro
  • •ColorOS 6.0 needs a lot of improvements
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