Oct 13, 2016

Why are Samsung Note 7s catching on fire?

Smartphones have been around for long enough to be a fairly mature technology at this point, so what went wrong with the Note 7? What caused all the battery problems that have caused Samsung to stop production of the Note 7?
1 week ago
According to Samsung, the early fires were the result of their battery supplier making the batteries incorrectly so that they were under physical stress when installed in the Note 7. When they did the recall and replaced the first round of Note 7s, they used batteries from a different manufacturer. Unfortunately, these have a tendency to catch on fire as well. Samsung has not released a statement about the cause of the replacement battery problems, so it could be a fundamental flaw with the charging system or other aspect of the Note 7 design.
Answer this