Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Latest News and Update: Who Is To Blame For Battery Explosions?

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Sep 10, 2016 01:44 PM EDT
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Samsung was doing great with its last big offering for 2016 with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 until reports came flying in that some customers suffered from battery explosions. Aside from the fact that this rendered their phablets, the more pressing matter was the casualties and fires that it was creating.

It was a sad post-presentation occurrence for the famed Samsung Galaxy Note 7 which seemed to be the last big thing for 2016. Apple wasn’t expected to overtake that emphatic reveal before tragedy struck.

What went wrong?

According to Samsung UK, the whole mess was tied up to the battery cell. It turns out that overheating occurred when the anode-to-cathode came into contact, all of which was attributed to a manufacturing error.

In layman's’ terms, the whole mess stemmed from the fact that two sections of the battery were not supposed to come into contact. With that said, who is at fault?

According to BGR, all this may have stemmed from the mass production. A malfunction may have occurred during production, the separator angle to be more precise. And as one would guess, seeing the positive and negative nodes come in contact render dire consequences, explosions, and fires in this case.

Saving face

With the embarrassing row, Samsung has taken the initiative by offering free Samsung Gear VR to the ones who pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. It may be a minor hitch though the best the Korean company can do outside the immediate replacement of defective handsets.

To date, there have been 35 incidents of exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones reported, 17 each from Korea and the US plus a lone incident from Taiwan. Aside from that, there have been more global reports though confirmation has to be made.

Thankfully this issue only covers the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and not other models. Either way, it dramatically pulls down the fortunes of the Korean company.

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