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Samsung has found the reason behind Galaxy Note 7 explosions: Report

While Samsung is aware of the faults in its Galaxy Note 7, it isn’t ready to disclose it yet.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was initially praised by critics and buyers. Some even called it ‘the best phone on the planet’. But things came crashing down after multiple reports of the Galaxy Note 7 units exploding and catching fire. Faulty battery was blamed to be the cause of explosion, and as the count increased, Samsung had to recall the devices. Even after replacing the faulty batteries, the issue was persistent, prompting the company to recall all the sold devices as it posed real danger to safety of buyers. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy A22 5G review: Looks fancy, runs fast but too pricey

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Soon after the first reports of explosion emerged, Samsung started to investigate the matter right away. While it initially ran into trouble replicating the issue, Samsung did promise to come out with a formal explanation by the year end. We re less than a fortnight away from 2016 to end, and yet Samsung hasn t revealed any details of its findings. After the thorough investigation for months, Samsung is finally aware of what caused the Galaxy Note 7 to explode, The Investor reports. However, the company isn t ready to make a public announcement soon. Also Read - Amazon Prime Day sale deals revealed: Discount on OnePlus Nord CE, Mi 11X, Samsung Galaxy M42

After completing its internal investigation, the company reported its findings to Korea Testing Laboratory and UL, but the results were not shared with the press. There have been a lot of reports about possible reasons behind the Galaxy Note 7 catching fire. One of them suggests that Samsung rushed to release the Note 7 before its rival iPhone 7, leading to grave design inconsistencies. RELATED: Samsung apologizes for Galaxy Note 7 battery fiasco via full-page newspaper ads

The same report on The Investor also notes that Samsung isn t happy with its employees leaking details about its upcoming products, such as the Galaxy S8. I feel deeply regretful to hear news of the recent attempts at data breach and prototype leak, Samsung mobile chief mobile business chief Koh Dong-jin said in an internal memo to employees. Samsung had a bitter experience due to the leak of important data on product design and business strategies to China and consequently suffered damages in the past, he added. Ironically, these details come from leaked email. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explosions reportedly caused due to aggressive battery design

While we don t know the real reason yet, it seems we will have to wait until Samsung goes out in public to make an official announcement. With things looking bleak, Samsung needs to make a strong comeback with the Galaxy S8 to gain customer confidence. Also, while likely specifications and features of the Galaxy S8 have been doing the rounds in the rumor mill, we haven t come across a prototype leak or renders so far. ALSO READ: 4 things Samsung could have learnt from Nokia s BL5C battery recall: An insider s account

From what we ve heard so far, the Galaxy S8 could feature a bezel-less, all-screen curved display, a optical fingerprint scanner, iris scanner, water and dist resistance capabilities, wireless fast charging and more. Under the hood, it could be powered by Qualcomm s Snapdragon 835 SoC paired with 6GB or 8GB of RAM, 64GB / 128GB and 256GB storage options. In the camera department, the Galaxy S8 could feature a dual rear camera setup and a seflie camera with auto-focus. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S8 to feature Bluetooth 5.0 support: Report

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  • Published Date: December 18, 2016 4:23 PM IST
  • Updated Date: December 18, 2016 4:42 PM IST



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