The year 2017 is on and we are still not done with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7. As per Yonhap news agency in South Korea, Samsung is likely to reveal the results of its investigation over the Note 7 fiasco on January 10 or by the end of this month. (Source: Economic Times)
If you are not aware, Samsung first approached US-based safety organisation UL for the investigation. Further, the Korea testing Laboratory (KTL) also launched a separate investigation on the device. Now, as per reports, KTL will be the one revealing the final results on this matter.
Back in 2016, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was discontinued after the company recalled the device twice post constant reports of explosions and battery issues. The company tried a lot to solve the issue through software but the issue was allegedly due to a hardware malfunction. Samsung reportedly incurred an operating loss amounting to about $5.1 billion for the final quarter of 2016.
Meanwhile, people at Instrumental recently revealed their report on the investigation of the Note 7 earlier in December 2016. Also, the main reason they attributed behind the explosions was the aggressive design. In other words, the company tried to fit a large battery in a smaller frame while in theory, Li-ion batteries tend to expand a little while charging causing the phone to explode.
While the report from Instrumental does make sense but we will have to wait and see what Samsung has to say about its investigation. Galaxy Note 7 was one of its kind and we hope Samsung learns from it. Interestingly, recent reports have pointed out that the South Korean giant might ditch the Note series for an S Plus series. The company is reportedly working on a 6-inch S8 Plus which might come with 8GB RAM and Snapdragon 835 chipset.