Up until now, Samsung has not given an explanation as to why many units of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 were exploding. However, the long-awaited probe results are announced to be revealed within this year.
The Korean tech giant made a new investigation as to the causes of the explosion and fire of many Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units as previously, the company has not given costumers a clarification on its cause. Experts for product safety from both Korea and the U.S. are now working on the investigation.
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 7 EXPLODING: WHAT IS THE CAUSE
Around September of this year, just a month after its launch, many reports of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploding proliferated. A worldwide recall of the phone was conducted by Samsung where an investigation soon followed. They were able to pinpoint that batteries are the ignition point while other varying factors are the cause of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 catching fire.
Saying that the first batch of phones had faulty batteries, Samsung released a new batch with replacement batteries which are deemed safe this time. However, the same explosions happened to the returned phones. This pushed Samsung to do another worldwide recall and finally terminate the production for Galaxy Note 7 for safety reasons.
With that, investigations are conducted while Samsung’s probe results are announced to be released before this year ends.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE RETURNED PHONES?
Since the launch of Galaxy Note 7, over 4.3 million units were sold globally. Disposal for the returned Galaxy Note 7 will cost high both financially and environmentally thus whether the phones will be reused and refurbished once Samsung can fix the units will depend on the results of the probe.
Ultimately, a Samsung official has said that they are “considering all possibilities to find out the exact cause” on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploding accidents.
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