User from Taitung, Taiwan unhurt, but his HTC One X is destroyed after a spontaneous combustion.

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An HTC One X owner from Taiwan has reported that his phone “spontaneously combusted”. According to a publicly available Facebook post, he says that he was in the middle of charging his phone when it burst into flames.

The user says he went into a local Far Eastern Tone office, a Taiwanese telco, to try and get a replacement phone, but they insisted on a $21 USD ($300 Taiwan Dollar) inspection fee.

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HTC says that it’s dealing with the situation.

Some users of the HTC One X report that the phone’s battery will swell over time.

VR-Zone has contacted HTC for comment and will update this post as we know more.