Samsung to implement 8 step battery testing in wake of investigation

Samsung to implement 8 step battery testing in wake of investigation
While Samsung is going to work on repairing its reputation following the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, one way to get the public to feel better about the company is for Samsung to tell the world how it plans on improving the testing of batteries to be used on its handsets. After all, whatever testing procedures were in place last year were not enough to catch the problems that led to the explosions of several Galaxy Note 7 units.

Samsung has announced a new eight-point battery safety check which includes a durability test. That includes driving a nail through the battery to see if it survives. It also means putting the cell through tests involving extreme temperatures and generally pushing the battery to the limit to see how it responds. Other tests will check for leaks and discharges and Samsung will even take an Xray to make sure that everything is as it should be. One way to find a problem with the battery in advance is to check for changes in voltage; this will be included with the new testing being done by the manufacturer.

This rigorous battery exam will go into effect with the batteries produced for the Samsung Galaxy S8. The new process should make consumers feel a lot better about the safety of Sammy's new devices.


source: Samsung

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11 Comments

1. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

Glad Samsung is indeed learning from its mistakes.

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Everyone ought to learn from his or her mistakes, Ya Sheikh. Otherwise, we are just sticks stuck in the mud, eh? Besides stubborness doesn't do one any good if he or she happen to be in a highly competetive market. Oh well, G'Day!

4. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

Got that right. Good day to you too.

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

scam-proof test?

7. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Apple is the biggest fraud company ever existed.

8. drunkenjay

Posts: 1678; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i wouldnt say apple is a fraud. they are smart with words. "best iphone yet" no s**t, its the best iphone yet... apple also like to be safe and non experimental. experimental was lost after the iphone 4.

5. galaxy-gear

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Samsung is reputable company and is not like company is intersted money only!

6. shield

Posts: 843; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

So until now, Samsung will test the battery :-D

9. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Samsung just want to copy anything Apple as to offer,thats why Samsung Galaxy phone users got one of the Best Options removed,The Removable Battery option was Samsung best Selling point,but we lost it just because Samsung as to Copy anything Apple offers,so Glad Samsung lost over 5 billion pounds and Apple were Laughing there heads Off

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You're stupid! Removable batteries are pointless in a phone that last more than 12 hours or in my case 2 work days on a single charge. They are pointless on a phone with Fast Charge capabilities. Its also pointless to have when we have charging banks too. Pointless on a very thin phone. They wasn't trying to be like Apple. There were phone without removable batteries even before Apple did it. Its called evolution. Considering that batteries are 5 times bigger than they use to be, why do they need to be removed? All I can say, is if they were removable, Samsung simply could have had different batteries made and sent those to buyers or to carriers and have users replace them.

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

There is a video where a guy took a drill and drilled right through the Note 7 and it didn't catch fire. Another guy hit the phone with a sledge hammer and it didn't explode or catch fire. Am curious as to how charging the phone made it catch fire to begin with> Was it because people didn't use the included cable in the box? Sis some people purposely sabotage their phone? Example, the guy getting on the plane. He claimed he had just took his phone off the charge. So he took a phone that was hot off the charger and shoved it in his pocket and it just happen to catch fire as he was boarding the plane? How do we know he didn't do something to it first, hoping that it was catch fire in flight, but it happened sooner than later? And before someone claims conspiracy theories? There were 2 people who claimed their car was burned up by the Note 7. One person, the lady claimed she threw said phone out the window. if true why didn't she go get it and prove her claim? Other guy left "a" charging phone in a hot truck. Claimed it was a Note 7, but it wasn't even a Note at all. Out of 100 total claims of overheating or fire, less than 25 were actually legit. Shows people are scammers and I think with exception of the females, the guys may have done this on purpose. Who knows! There was a defect, it was found, hopefully its solved, let's move on!

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