The mystery of the explosive Samsung Galaxy Note 7 might finally have been solved.
According to The Investor, Samsung has completed its internal investigation and has submitted the report to Korea Testing Laboratory and UL. However, Samsung is not ready to go public with the explanation. Meanwhile, speculations have been rife behind the cause of the issue with Bloomberg saying that it was a rush to outrun the iPhone 7 by going to market first that led to a faulty design of the phone which in turn, caused the explosions.
Hopefully, Samsung will go public with the explanation in a few days and put the matter to rest once and for all.
The Investor report also claims that Samsung mobile chief Koh Dong-jin has urged employees to “tighten security” ahead of its release of the Galaxy S8, which is expected to happen in New York next April. Koh wants to ensure nothing leaks out before then.
“I feel deeply regretful to hear news of the recent attempts at data breach and prototype leak,” he said in an email to employees. “Samsung had a bitter experience due to the leak of important data… to China and consequently suffered damages in the past.”
Samsung initially thought the Note7 explosions were related to defective batteries produced by its own battery division, Samsung SDI. But after replacement and “safe” Note7’s containing batteries made by China’s Amperex Technology Ltd. (ATL) also started to catch on fire, Samsung ultimately moved quick to kill the phone.