Reliance joins Samsung in the rat race for ‘exploding’ smartphones
NEW DELHI ,Nov7 A man today claimed on a social media site that his 4G LYF phone, sold by RIL’s retail arm Reliance Retail, burst into the flames. The firm is promising thorough investigation in the matter.
He also posted a picture of the phone and warned people from using Lyf smartphones.
The official Twitter handle of Lyf smartphone responded to Sadiq.
When contacted, a Lyf spokesperson said, “We are concerned about the incident reported on social media and are taking the matter seriously.
“We are assessing the cause and will conduct a thorough investigation in the matter. Customer safety is paramount to us and, based on our findings, we will take appropriate action.”
“LYF range of phones are designed and manufactured with global standards by some of the world’s leading manufacturers of mobile phones. Each phone goes through a stringent quality control process,” the spokesperson said.
As per CyberMedia Research, Lyf smartphones are among top three 4G devices sold in India with LYF holding 8 per cent market shares at the end of second quarter of 2016.
Since last few months, Samsung has been grappling with a similar issue after people complained about its Note 7 mobile device catching fire and smoke was detected at few occasions.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been banned across the globe on airlines. The company later recalled all its Note 7 devices from the market.