Samsung explains why its Galaxy Note 7 phone caught fire

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.

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