Note 7

South Korea to Put Strict Battery Safety Rules in Place

In an effort to avoid repeats of battery fires which forced Samsung to withdraw its Galaxy Note 7 handset, South Korea has announced that it will strengthen lithium-ion battery safety requirements and will also conduct regular inspections of manufacturers, Reuters is reporting. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said that manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries, commonly used in portable...

Samsung: Faulty Batteries to Blame For Note 7 Fiasco [INFOGRAPHIC]

After months of investigation, Samsung has finally determined that battery faults are to blame for the Galaxy Note 7’s propensity to catch fire, says a new report from Reuters. Many folks speculated that the battery was likely the root cause of the fires but we now know the exact reason the handset was such a fire hazard. […]

Samsung Note 7 Investigation Blames Batteries for Explosions: WSJ

On January 23rd Samsung will admit that “irregularly sized batteries” were to blame for the problem that caused Galaxy Note 7 handsets to explode, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. The report details that Samsung hired three independent “quality-control and supply-chain analysis firms” to perform the investigation, and these firms both concluded that two separate faults […]

Samsung Probe Reveals Battery Main Cause of Note 7 Fires [REPORT]

Samsung’s investigation into what caused some Galaxy Note 7s to catch fire has concluded that the battery was the main reason, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters today. The world’s biggest smartphone maker will likely announce the results of the investigation on January 23, a day before it announces detailed fourth-quarter earnings results, […]

Samsung Runs Full-Page Note 7 Apology Ads in US Newspapers

As pointed out by The Verge, Samsung has run full page apology ads over the Note 7 recall in three major US daily newspapers i.e. The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, in an effort to restore some consumer goodwill. The letters are signed by Gregory Lee, the president and CEO of Samsung Electronics...

Samsung Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Over Note 7 in Canada

According to a report by The Globe and Mail, a class-action lawsuit has been filed against Samsung regarding its now recalled Galaxy Note 7 in the Ontario Superior Court, Canada, alleging that the South Korean company was negligent because they knew or should have known that the devices could harm consumers. The lawsuit, which has been filed by Ontario-based Lake Lawyers, LLP, seeks...

Hilarious ‘GTA V’ Note 7 Bomb Mod Video Sued by Samsung

A 'GTA V’ modder has just nailed what most of us think about Samsung’s exploding ex-flagship Galaxy Note 7, by turning the phone into an in-game grenade and publishing an absolutely hilarious video on YouTube in which he goes on to demonstrate what can happen to a person who still uses a Note 7 (I almost...

Samsung Tried to Muzzle Chinese Customer’s Exploding Note 7 Video

According to report by The New York Times, a couple of Samsung employees recently showed up at Zhang Sitong’s house, a Galaxy Note 7 user in China, whose device suddenly caught fire while saving a friend’s number. He immediately threw it on the ground and told his friend to start filming. Samsung’s representatives offered him a new Note 7 and around $900...

Samsung Sets Up Note 7 Exchange Booths at Airports Worldwide

In an effort to prevent the Galaxy Note 7 users from taking the dangerous device onto flights at the last minute, Samsung has start setting up exchange booths in airports around the world, starting with some South Korean airports, as well as in airports across Australia and the US as well, The Verge reports. The booths are located just before...