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Galaxy Note 7 Samsung finally reveal why it caught fire and exploded

Galaxy Note 7 Samsung finally reveal why it caught fire and exploded

Finally Samsung are able to shed some light on to the problems with the Note 7 after their own internal investigation that led to their fiasco last year and the phone being recalled off the market.

The results from Samsung's investigation reveals that there was two battery flaws that were responsible for the Note 7 catching fire which rules out that there was an error with the phone itself. A design flaw in the upper right corner of the battery which led to a short circuit and a welding defect on the replacement battery which led directly to overheating. In addition to this, it was confirmed by Samsung that certain units of the second, replacement battery were missing insulation tape.

The conclusion was reached by using 700 Samsung staff who tested 200,000 phones and 30,000 extra batteries. Three separate firms were also hired - UL, Exponent and TUV Rheinland, by Samsung to also test the devices, who found similar results.

For many the Note 7 was a really good smartphone tablet and this was a sad end to a great product. At least Samsung went about testing the faults thoroughly with the hope that this doesn't happen again with future products.