A couple of weeks ago, we reported that Samsung concluded its Galaxy Note 7 investigation. It was rumored that the company identified the issue that caused Note 7 devices to explode and will reveal all details to the public in January. Samsung has now confirmed that it will announce the results of the investigation on January 23.
According to a recent report from Reuters, the South Korean giant has concluded that the Note 7 fiasco was caused by the battery. This is apparently what Samsung plans on announcing next Monday in hopes of calming down both investors and consumers. The report also states that Samsung replicated the fires during the investigation and was, therefore, able to figure out that the battery, not the phone’s hardware or software, was to blame for the issue.
It is very important for Samsung to pinpoint exactly what caused the devices to explode in order to make sure that something like that doesn’t happen again. But it is strange to hear that the battery is to blame, especially because after the initial recall of the devices in September, Samsung restarted the Note 7 sales with batteries from a different supplier. That, obviously, did not fix the problem.
Samsung has not yet confirmed the report from Reuters that claims the battery is the main reason behind the Note 7 explosions. We’ll have to wait for the official announcement Samsung will make on Monday in order to find out whether it’s real or not.