Baku, January 23, AZERTAC
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery fires and explosions that – quite literally –sparked two recalls and cost the smartphone maker at least $5 billion have finally been solved, according Samsung.
"We are taking responsibility," said the company's mobile President DJ Koh after a four-month-long investigation that came to a head today. All of its findings were detailed at a press conference in Seoul, South Korea where it’s already Monday, January 23.
The reason behind the Note 7 fires comes down to irregularly sized batteries, which caused the overheating, as well as other manufacturing problems in a second round of replacement batteries that were rushed out.
Samsung sealed a sizable 3500mAh lithium-ion battery into a 7.9mm thin smartphone, but half of the Note 7 batteries were made by its subsidiary Samsung SDI and didn’t properly fit into the Android phone.