Is this proof that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco was not caused by a problem with the battery?

Is this proof that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco was not caused by a problem with the battery?
Samsung has reportedly finished its investigation into the cause of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explosions. The company expects to unveil the results sometime in the middle of this month. Thanks to some leaked information about the Samsung Galaxy S8, we might have a good idea about what the report does NOT reveal.

The word out of Korea today is that the 5.7-inch Samsung Galaxy S8, and the rumored 6-inch Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, will both be powered by batteries coming from Samsung SDI. This is the battery making division of Samsung that gets the blame for the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. Considering that the launches of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus might be the most important releases for Samsung in some time, you would expect that the company wouldn't risk using its own batteries if they were indeed the problem behind the Galaxy Note 7. The word out of Korea is that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 problems had to do with ‘strategic defect’ whatever that means.

Samsung plans to use its own batteries in the new 2017 Samsung Galaxy A series, which includes the Galaxy A3, A5 and A7. In fact, the 3600mAh juicer insider the Galaxy A7 (2017) has a 20% higher capacity than the battery used on the Galaxy Note 7. We really would expect Samsung to use different batteries, even ones from a third party manufacturer, if it were concerned about a repeat of the Galaxy Note 7 affair.

So the bottom line is that Samsung will probably tell us this month that it was not an issue with the battery that caused all of those Galaxy Note 7 phablets to explode. It should be interesting to hear what Samsung believes really happened.

via AndroidSoul

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  • Display 5.7 inches
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  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
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  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
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  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
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  • Battery 3000 mAh
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74 Comments

78. twcobra

Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

Definition of strategic defect: Its called cutting corners. Or in other words they where trying to save money or tried to put a band-aid on an engineering mistake instead of fixing it correctly.

46. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

First of all , there will be no 6'' version of Galaxy 8. Mark my words. It should be 3 versions of Galaxy 8 in this case.(5.2''- 5.7''-6'') Samsung will not omit the 5.2'' version. Period.

48. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

And you know this how

53. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

It's called 'common sense'. Something many here are missing! That's why the media can mold you the way they want. Then you forget, and they start again.

71. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Common sense and conspiracy theories are mutually exclusive.

42. Loafninja

Posts: 36; Member since: Jan 25, 2012

The A7's 3600 mAh battery isn't 20% higher capacity than the Note 7's 3500 mAh battery. You're thinking of the S7 at 3000 mAh.

35. kabel

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

I may vomit now ...

34. kabel

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Clickbait much? It tricked me, that's for sure ... I may just vomit now ... What a waste of a click ... yuck.

33. Trex95

Posts: 2400; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

I think there's something wrong with edge design itself due to the compact size of the note 7 for a 5.7 inch that even smaller than iPhone 7 plus with 5.5 inch! Samsung made edge screen for a reason and the reason that not shown the color shifting of super Amoled that shows at flat ordinary Amoled and Super Amoled.

31. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Arrogance make people blind and then will get destroyed... Just like what happened to Hillary

70. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Ignorance makes people blind, hence Trump.

30. jonathonpower7

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 09, 2016

When we will end discussion about note 7 :(

28. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

"strategic defect" translates to "we screwed up so bad and we have a s**tty quality control and took the poor customer's hard earned money".

29. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

This comment translates to, "I really hate Samsung because they make better phones than my favorite company, and keep getting rated as the best."

37. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Rated as the best is really farfetched.

69. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

All it takes is a simple Google search. Yes, rated as best, no matter how many tears you shed.

65. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

agreed Samsung Quality control is crap. Same for apple. Those two have nearly 30% return rate on warranty on the first year damn it and a lots of return out of warranty as well. We currently have about 15 phone in repair right now at the store i work. 7 samsung and 5 iphone out of them. All samsung we have have overheating issue thats damaged the screen or others components lol.. Iphone its mostly always the same story batteries issue or phone frozen on the apple logo.

26. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

Samsung and Panasonic cells are the best also in other products such as ebikes and a lot of others appliances. Even laptop cells in thinkpads and other top laptops are always Panasonic or Samsung therefore 3 year old thinkpad has still 80% of good working akku where other budget HPs, ACERs etc have akku dead within 2 years. One bad design of cell in note 7 means another lesson for Samsung to avoid it in the future. It will be just shame when they will put on the market another burning product again.

64. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I would need to double check what brand is the battery in my Asus G75. Thats laptop is 3 years old and still have over 95% of its battery capacity and worst is i use it as a desktop replacement always plugged in and running with torrent always running 24 hours a day lol.

22. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Isn't it obvious the SDI batteries weren't the issue? If they were, the second recall wouldn't have happened.

20. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Trying to make the Note 7 to thin, did not let the phone let enough air in to cool the battery down, so charging the battery it make the battery really get to hot so swelled up and then exploded

63. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

No air can get inside a note 7 even if you made it 1 foot thicker... Waterproofing! :P They need to stop putting every odd against them load of S7 and S7 edge overheat and some explode as well. Exynos is an oven. Glass dont dissipate heat well. waterproofing dont let air in so dont help. too thin so heat accumulate even more...

19. Rock_Hardwood

Posts: 117; Member since: May 11, 2015

they crammed too many gimicks in it

41. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

no. i want every GOOD feature in phone since 1st note/galaxy, just not so damn thin. thinness over battery is stupid in phones. always has been, always will be.

18. DGxumbreo7

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 27, 2016

strategic plans for battery explodes? thats crazy marketing

10. Krjal

Posts: 448; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Unless they are using *identical* batteries to the note 7, no, there is no correlation.

16. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

But the battery unit Samsung will be using in the Galaxy S8 obviously won't be the same one used in the Note7.

62. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Each phone has a custom made battery for it.

5. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

Why can't Samsung use their own batteries. One model had failures. That's it. Every other Samsung phone didn't have the same issue so why insinuate that every battery coming out of Samsung is a failure.

2. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

What they likely mean was that the battery was too large for the phone's dimensions, regardless of manufacturer. Had they actually stopped,investigated and waited, and then swapped the batteries for a smaller one (maybe 3200 mah? ) the note 7 would not have met such a tragic ending! Was so going to buy a note 7... ended up with a Xperia XZ in the end.

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