Samsung Explains What Went Wrong With the Galaxy Note 7 Battery

Omar Sohail
Posted Sep 7, 2016
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Due to battery explosion incidents reported with the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung was forced to recall back a large percentage of its phablet’s shipments, and the tech giant has decided to offer an explanation as to what exactly went wrong.

Samsung Provides an Explanation With a Touch of Chemistry Regarding the Battery Issues Plaguing the Galaxy Note 7

Samsung has provided an explanation in the statement given below:

“Based on our investigation, we learned that there was an issue with the battery cell. An overheating of the battery cell occurred when the anode-to-cathode came into contact which is a very rare manufacturing process error. We are working with multiple suppliers to ensure that a rigorous inspection process is conducted to ensure the quality of our replacement units and we do not anticipate any further battery issues.”

If you’re confused about this, the anode and cathode lie on opposite ends of a lithium ion battery, and there is an electrolyte between those two opposite ends. However, what is bothering us at this current time is that modern day smartphones feature protection circuits that prevent this from happening. Though the circuits can be fried due to number of reasons (one of them includes overheating), the charging circuit of the smartphone is cut off once it senses temperature rising beyond the recommended threshold.

Why didn’t this work on a Galaxy Note 7? If you’re paying $850 for a flagship smartphone, you naturally don’t expect these kind of things to occur. Samsung also hasn’t given us comfort by assuring us that how will the problem currently hammering the Galaxy Note 7 shipments not find its place once more in the phablet when batteries are replaced? These are the two questions that are coming to my mind, and I am darn sure you have plenty of queries of well.

In the midst of this chaos, Apple is using this calamity to its advantage by increasing 10 percent of the order volumes in order to seize a sizable market share away from Samsung and its Galaxy Note 7. Let us hope that Samsung finds some way to help the affected customers in all regions.

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