Some Nexus 6P's back camera glass spontaneously shattering?

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  1. Jonny Kansas

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    I've seen this story 2 different places, with different specifics.

    At least one person claims their phone was sitting on a table, not being messed with in any way & the glass on the back shattered.

    Another article has someone claiming they had theirs face down, heard a popping sound, & looked down to see the glass shattered.

    Hit up the AP article below for pictures.

    Obviously, if this happens to enough people, it'll be easier to make a warranty claim for a defect without having to try & prove that you didn't slam the device down. If it's truly spontaneous, it should be covered under the standard warranty as a manufacturing defect.

    Some Nexus 6P Owners Are Reporting Spontaneously Broken Rear Glass Panels

    If they really are prone to shattering spontaneously, a case likely won't help keep this from happening.

    Here's hoping this isn't a widespread problem. Maybe one small batch? Or maybe some people trying to place the blame elsewhere?

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    Yeah, I find it weird it would just spontaneously crack. Hopefully it's not a widespread issue.

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    Suspicious for sure. Although if the lens is tempered, and there was a problem with the tempering process that could leave the glass very brittle.

    Something to keep an eye on ...
     
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    Could also be a difference in expansion/contraction between the metal & glass, without proper tolerance between.

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    Hopefully just some production exceptions

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    Could also be a cool new feature. Maybe it's shedding the old glass to reveal a glorious under-glass that it'll use to attract a mate.

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    Oh great. Now I gotta worry about paying my phone's child support?

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    I'll probably end up with one of those phones that doesn't want to move out. It'll just have the mate move in and I'll have to support two phones. What did I get myself into..

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    Better hope even more now that ours don't have this issue.

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    Good thing I have cases coming, cover it up as much as possible.

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    Always good to have some protection. Haha

    I've got a couple on the way too. Wasn't planning on using then right away, but they'll at least protect that back glass from accidentally setting it down a little too hard...

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    That's been my one worry so far. Setting the phone down on the back glass.

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