Samsung explains reason behind Galaxy Note 7 explosions
New Delhi : Nearly, three months after Samsung Electronics discontinued their flagship smartphone Galaxy Note 7, the company has blamed explosions and fire on device to faulty batteries.
A mix of thin separators between the positive and negative layers, abnormal squeeze in battery corners, abnormal bump in battery surface and absent insulating tape caused the Note 7s to explode and set on fire, Xinhua news agency quoted Samsung as saying.
The findings are based on two investigations by US-based firms UL and Exponent, which examined batteries and one supply-chain analysis by a German company TUV Rheinland.
Samsung's explanations: "Two separate battery defects caused both the original batch of Galaxy Note 7 phones and the replacement units to overheat."
The first battery suffered massive design flow; the external casing was too small to handle the components inside, resulting in explosion and fire at several occasions.
The replacement battery by another manufacturer did not face the same issue but a manufacturing defect took the company to same results.