NEW YORK-Samsung is about to reveal the answer to the burning question: why did batteries inside the Note 7 catch fire leading to two separate recalls before Samsung pulled the plug on the phablet-sized phone altogether.
DJ Koh, Samsung’s head of its mobile communications arm and the man who originally introduced the Note7 to the world at its NY launch, will be speaking at the conference. However, The Wall Street Journal received word early and while the battery was suspected to be the culprit all along, this is the first time that a reasonable explanation has been given as to why. Samsung will release its fourth quarter and full-year 2016 earnings on January 24. When the issue first become public, Samsung thought that the issue was with batteries which were produced by Samsung SDI as they did not fit properly in the device. They were responsible for manufacturing the batteries, and when things started to heat up (literally), Samsung made an interesting choice.Samsung has been testing the Android 7.0 Nougat release with users signed on to the Galaxy Beta program since early November 2016 in the U.S., U.K., and South Korea.According to the report, it has taken three quality control and supply chain analysis firms to reach this conclusion, and as expected, Samsung looks set to blame the manufacturing partners responsible for its batteries. The South Korean firm recalled all 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 phones it had shipped a year ago.
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Samsung’s investigation report says that some of the batteries were “irregularly sized, causing overheating, while others had manufacturing problems, according to people familiar with the matter”, WSJ reports.Samsung will finally tell us why the Galaxy Note 7 exploded at a press conference on Sunday night (Monday morning, South Korea time).Furthermore, the company created an eight-step process to prevent similar battery problems in the future.Reports of the Note 7 overheating and exploding surfaced shortly after the Note 7’s launch in August. The company recalled these handsets and increased production of models with the Amperex Technology batteries.