Samsung has finally unveiled what caused the Galaxy Note 7 to catch fires and explode in other instances, causing damages to people and their property.
The news comes at about the right time as the company prepares to unveil a new Samsung Galaxy S8 in the coming weeks and it wouldn’t want the shadows of the Note 7 to follow this new 2017 model. As a result of this, the company will be adopting quite a number of measures to ensure that the upcoming S8 is the safest phone possible and nothing close to the Note 7.
Since the root cause of the Galaxy Note 7 problems has been found to be defective battery units, the South Korean tech giant will be implementing stricter measures on this matter so as to prevent a repeat of the fires and explosions on Samsung Galaxy S8 and other future phones.
Given that the researchers digging into the Note 7 issue found that short circuiting and generally poor design and manufacturing procedures were behind the battery-initiated explosions and fires, the company has committed to provide devices that are safer by introducing new internal processes for ensuring that the batteries of all products are safe. In addition, a new battery advisory group has been put together and it consists of academic and research experts as well as external advisers. The role of this group is to ensure that Samsung has a predefined and unbiased perspective on the safety of batteries and innovations in this field.
Since it had previously been claimed that Samsung somehow got complacent with implementing safety check measures in its SDI plant, the company has decided to switch to an 8-point battery safety check procedure in order to offer customers a greater safety assurance. This process includes CT scanning, durability tests, repeated charging and discharging tests as well as tearing it apart to inspect the welding and insulation quality. This is especially since it was also found that the insulation inside the Note 7 battery was not the best.
During the product planning phase, Samsung Galaxy S8 batteries will also go through multi-layer safety procedures that include the hardware design, safety design as well as a better software algorithm that will be able to better manage battery charging temperatures, current flow as well as the duration of charging.
For more details on the findings from the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 probe and future plans for Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, Note 8 and other phones, you can visit the official Samsung website.