Earlier today, Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy Note8 – a sequel phone to the disastrously volatile Note7. While Samsung would very much like the world to “forgive and forget” this incident, we think it makes sense to revisit the global safety recall before paying for the Note7’s successor. This graphic, produced by Samsung, explains why the original Note7 and its ineffective replacement kept bursting into flames.
The global safety recall and subsequent discontinuation of the Galaxy Note7 was one of the biggest stories of 2016. From the beginning, Samsung indicated that the fault was probably linked to the smartphone’s battery, but the specific details weren’t immediately made clear.
In an unusual bit of PR damage control, Samsung produced an infographic at the beginning of the year to accompany its official explanation about what went wrong. As you can see, two separate faults affected the original battery (Battery A) and its replacement (Battery B). In addition, some models lacked sufficient insulation tape which further compounded the problem. You can check out the technical details below.
[Via Business Insider]
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