Samsung will announce the results of Note 7 battery explosions investigation on Monday, 23rd of January. All sources indicate the company will blame faulty battery for the issue. Controversy began in 2016 as the brand-new Note 7 was rushed to the market, however, due to the hasty release schedule, the mobile phone started overheating and exploding. Some airlines have banned the use of the phone aboard the aircrafts.
Official press conference will be held in Seoul, Korea, next week. They will stream it globally through their website. If you are interested into watching the press conference, click here. Wall street Journal followed the announcement with the report the battery will be blamed as the main culprit of the issue. Batteries were produced by Samsung subsidiary and Amperex SDI.
First explosions happened with the Samsung batteries, leaving Samsung using only ATL batteries. However, the issue was not confined to just one producer. Shortly after the initial set of explosions, ATL batteries had the same issue. First investigations and fixes did not help leaving the company to withdraw Note 7 from sales, dealing a significant blow to Samsung’s reputation.
According to rumors, the report will blame the battery not sitting properly in the phone for explosions. This is however only the issue with Samsung SDI batteries. ATL batteries have had, apparently, a production defect as Samsung required ATL to produce more batteries as their own production was halted.
Samsung already met with relevant agencies on the federal level, in Washington to discuss findings. The inquiries will however have to be settled around the globe, where regulators have seen rising concern for personal safety as exploding devices caused fires and in some cases, serious harm.
Samsung also created a special process to ensure quality in production across their facilities. The new process includes additional testing and quality checks in production. External help was also brought in to identify production and supply chain issues.