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South Korea’s state-run laboratory is reportedly reinvestigating the Galaxy Note 7

It all started to go downhill for the Galaxy Note 7 when replacement units that were promised to be safe started catching fire as well. Samsung was in the process of replacing over two million original Galaxy Note 7 handsets that were recalled after the fires were reported. It said that a battery cell issue had been identified and that the replacement units it was sending out no longer had the issue. That didn’t turn out to be the case and Samsung had to ultimately discontinue the Galaxy Note 7. South Korea’s state-run Korea Testing Laboratory launched an investigation into the matter when replacement units started catching fire as well. Local media reports say that the laboratory is now reinvestigating the ill-fated flagship.

When it was first confirmed that the Korea Testing Laboratory would be looking into the matter, it was reported that the lab would receive five Galaxy Note 7 units from Samsung that had caught fire. It was going to use X-ray and computerized tomography to determine what happened. Local reports say that the Korea Testing Laboratory didn’t actually collect the devices from Samsung so the investigation never really started.

The lab’s chief Lee Won-bok promised to conduct an investigation after Samsung announced that it was discontinuing the Galaxy Note 7. According to reports, the Korea Testing Laboratory will now announce the final result after investigating both the original and the replacement Galaxy Note 7 units. It’s unclear how much time the lab is going to take to ascertain the cause. Samsung is still looking into the fires and has promised to make the findings of its investigations public.

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Fremenos
Fremenos

I can believe that gg5 is rubbish as my note 7 felt from 40cm and the screen cracked but all that battery issues is a one big fat lie

j2001m
j2001m

The gg5 problems reported was easy scratching of the screen after the guy on YouTube did a crap test and said it scratches on level 3 but he got it wrong, but right after there was loads of reports scratches, you get the idea
I.e. 1 problem battery and then loads of reports, sounds the same to me?

concept12345
concept12345

Anyone think of the potential industrial espionage by China to bring down Samsung? It could’ve been a malware that was introduced during the manufacturing process (a mole inside Samsung).
Once Samsung is down and out, the Chinese would swoop in and take market share. They are clamoring to break into the market. A weakened Samsung would be the perfect storm for them.

This isnt the first time that Samsung was under attack by spies from China trying to getting IP by buying off Samsung engineers. Just food for thought.

michael doidge
michael doidge

It’s hard to say , but industrial espionage has been happening since the invention of the wheel and anything is possible, having said that , there are so many ways the manufacture of a complex device or its components can fail it is not funny.
I would not be surprised if the true reason for the Galaxy note 7 event is never discovered.

j2001m
j2001m

They not going to find anything wrong with them, it’s all one big fake like all the 100’s of reports of easy gg5 damage that was all fake so why not the battery problems