More or less everyone knows who 'Xiaomi' is by now, even people who are not as tech-savvy have, at the very least, heard of this company at some point. Xiaomi has been making waves in China for a long time now, the company grew quite a bit in the last couple of years, and it took them only a couple of years (the company was founded back in 2010) to become one of China's largest smartphone manufacturers. That being said, Xiaomi had introduced quite a few devices this year, including their Mi 5 flagship, Mi Max phablet and the Redmi Pro handset which was introduced quite recently.
Xiaomi is currently battling the likes of Huawei, Vivo and OPPO in China, amongst others, they're trying to outsell those companies by releasing affordable, well-built devices. Well, even though Xiaomi is well known for their built quality, accidents do happen, and it seems some of the company's devices exploded recently, though it is still unknown whether they malfunctioned, or are the owners to blame. Following the Mi 4i's explosion which occurred about a week ago, a new report (along with some images) surfaced, claiming that something similar happened to the Mi 5. If you take a look at the provided images, you'll get to see the Xiaomi Mi 5 with a melted off back cover, and it seems like the phone's battery is to blame. The Weibo (Chinese social media) user which shared these images branded the incident as 'strange', though we still don't have all the necessary info to know what exactly happened here and under what circumstances.
Xiaomi had delivered the replacement Mi 4i device to a customer which was a part of the recent incident, and is currently investigating what happened, and we expect the company will do the same in this newly-surfaced Mi 5 case, though we still don't have any official information. Either way, such reports are definitely not good for the company, no matter what happened. We do hope Xiaomi will release more info regarding all of this soon, and we'll keep you posted, as per usual, so stay tuned.