Samsung said to announce the Note 7 recall cause by year's end

Samsung said to announce the Note 7 recall cause by year's end
Samsung is grabbing the bull by the horns, it seems, aiming to address headfirst the structural challenges of its organization that eventually led to the Note 7 recall. Just today, it posted an assuring letter to investors that it will increase dividends, and consider the shareholder initiative to spin off Samsung Electronics, and list it on a foreign stock exchange, likely the NASDAQ.

Again today, Korean media is abuzz with reports that Samsung will also try and post the findings of its investigation into the reason for the Note 7's combustion by year's end. Given that the Galaxy S8 announcement is fast approaching, rumored to be just three months away, the sooner Samsung figures out what exactly happened, and the sooner it posts the results, the faster it will leave all that drama behind, and focus on the future of its phone production. 

"We are considering all possibilities to find out the exact cause of the accidents," clarified a Samsung official, as the company doesn't want to bungle the culprit with a half-baked investigation. Experts are also suggesting that Samsung takes its time in finding out what happened, as the timing of the announcement is important, but more important is to figure out the exact cause of the incident, so it can be avoided in the future, and not just by Samsung.

source: TheInvestor & ETNews (translated)

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

That's cool. I'm kinda curious just exactly what happen.

5. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yeah, I think we are all curious. The sooner they can find what happened and let the public know the better for them.

8. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Taking so long to find out, is disturbing. As we know, not only Samsung, but many labs in US(and in the World) are investigating it. With no result yet.

18. AlikMalix unregistered

Wait a minute, You're telling me, that samsung released the repaired "Safe" version, while still dont know what was wrong with the device? Where are the ethical police, you know, the ones that always taunt Apple as the one being always unethical? So samsung does not yet know what the problem was and, just shipped the same original Note 7 as the Safe version? I need a 800 word essay to understand this - is there any member-apologist that can explain this to everyone? Samsung shipped a dubbed "safe" device before fully understanding the problem, because.....

6. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1327; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Digital gremlins? Rogue tamagotchis, Pokemon, digimon? Their first attempt to conquer our world?

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm just curious as to why Samsung released a device without extensive QC checks. Trying to beat the iphone to release only did more harm.

11. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You and others act like it was months early when it was just a few weeks early. You can say the same about Apple to, they are having problems with phone estimates catching fire also. I know not as many but it is still happening. And then there was bendgate and all the updates for the updates.

12. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Edit, remove "estimates" and add "s" to phone.

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Bendgate was never really an issue. And most of the iphone cases were caused by faulty chargers and cables. You're just reaching though.

14. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

You joking right it was only about 2 weeks sooner than the note 5 Also no normal qc will have noted this problems as it's taken months with no info on how this happen, so please get real But Apple is 100% on this cost cut Get back to me when the above kills you 6 times faster than my s7 edge, good day

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No, you get real. You're no better than what you say about me. You are clearly making excuses for Samsung while blasting Apple.

2. Ren_Gonzalez

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 29, 2016

So why they didn't announce it earlier?

3. LilJokr unregistered

Umm.. It states that they're still investigating....

4. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

It's called read the article, then post.

7. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1327; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Just a wild guess here but the article states that the cause is still under investigation.

10. serigar

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 25, 2016

Time dosn't matter compare to knowing the exact cause .

13. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Them doing a rush job on the phone has got to be one cause. I've been in my S7E for almost 2 months & I must say it runs much smoother than my Note 7 did. Simple things like not adding a space when I get ready to type a message or post in a thread & not being stuck with S Voice to name a few. I do miss the UI, better AOD & better front facing camera on the Note 7 but an update will fix that.

15. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The phone was 2 weeks sooner than th emote 5 there was no rush worth he hardware, may be with the software but the notes always lag more than s phones due to the notes added software bugs. (Way more software running as a ongoing process)

16. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I didn't mean rush as far as time-frame, I meant rush as in hurrying up & getting it out before a thorough inspection.

20. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

I have this feeling that NSA may have contributed to this fiasco. They canstalk and detonate bombs from their system anytime, anywhere. #RANDOMTHOUGHTS

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