Samsung Releases Report on Exploding Smartphones

Samsung has released its official findings on what caused its popular Galaxy Note 7 smartphone to catch fire or explode, a scandal that eventually led the DoT and the FAA to ban the devices from flights.

According to the company, battery issues were to blame for the devices’ suddenly incendiary nature. Specifically, one battery had a design flaw that could cause a short circuit, and the second battery had poor manufacturing quality caused by a welding problem. Some of the second battery units were also missing insulation tape, The Verge reported.

Samsung conducted an internal investigation and simultaneously contracted three outside firms to do their own tests. All reached similar conclusions.

Read more at The Verge.

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