According to a new report coming from the Florida State University, the Google Nexus 6P is apparently taking the same direction as the already dead Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
Samsung discontinued the Galaxy Note 7 after the phone started exploding and catching fire, causing injuries to owners of the phones as well as destroying their property. Just last month, Samsung concluded an investigation into the issue and found that the batteries had everything to do with the flames. Now, at a time when no one wants this same thing to happen to them, a student from the Florida State University has spoken for the first time since a similar incident happened to his Google Nexus 6P.
According to Joseph Zilonka, who is a freshman at the FSU, he connected his Huawei-made Google Nexus 6P to the charger and went to sleep. This is not the first Zilonka has done this (put the phone on the charger and gone to sleep), but it is the first time he saw fire coming out from this phone. Lucky enough, the Nexus 6P was about five feet from his bed and as such, the fire did not reach him. But upon seeing the phone in flames, he ran to grab a fire extinguisher and put out the fire. He also adds that the fire was so immense that it left a hole in the desk that the Google Nexus 6P was resting on.
Interestingly, Zilonka says that he skipped buying last year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 7 after it occurred that the phone was bursting into flames, but little did he know that his one-year-old Google Nexus 6P would end up suffering the same problem.
Apparently, Google has been made aware of the issue but has yet to respond. However, the search engine giant says that since it wasn’t aware of such an incident with respect to the Nexus 6P, it will begin digging into it immediately. WCTV also says that it contacted Consumer Product Safety Commission, which advised that smartphone users should always keep an eye on their phones, unplug it from the power source once it’s 100% fully charged and stop using it whenever they discover that it’s getting hot.
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