So what else could be causing Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units to explode?

So what else could be causing Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units to explode?
When the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 first started exploding, the focus was naturally on a malfunction with the battery. The cells, which ironically were manufactured by Samsung, became the culprit. Chinese battery producer ATL, whose product was found in 30% of the original Galaxy Note 7 units, was given the task of supplying batteries for the replacement units.

And now that the so-called "safer" Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been catching on fire and exploding, the manufacturer is adjusting shipping volumes of the phablet in order to maintain tighter control over production. The fact that the replacement units have been exploding seems to indicate that the real issue with the phone goes beyond one battery manufacturer.  An assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University by the name of Venkat Viswanathan, suggests that the battery's voltage control system could be at fault. The professor also says that low quality material used inside the cells could be part of the reason.

Cho Jae-phil, director for the Future Batteries Research Center, says that producing the large number of batteries required for the replacement units in such a short time might have led to some shortfalls in QC. "More quality issues can surface when you have a supplier trying to mass produce batteries in a short amount of time," Mr. Cho said.

Many analysts are saying that if there is one bit of good news for Samsung, the explosions took place on the Galaxy Note 7 and not a Galaxy S flagship model. S.R. Kwon, an analyst at Dongbu Securities in Seoul, noted that Samsung sells three times as many Galaxy S handsets as it does Galaxy Note models. But there could be a problem lurking there in the background. The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge has had a few units explode. One such incident resulted in the hospitalization of a Galaxy S7 edge owner who suffered second and third degree burns and wound up in the hospital for a painful skin graft. The victim, Daniel Ramirez, is suing Samsung in the Superior Court of New Jersey.





source: WSJ

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96 Comments

2. BeersAndTech

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

So glad these reports came out. Almost got a note 7 but got an iPhone 7 instead. Best phone out.

17. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Yeah really with no headphone jack, and the phone bends easily. With 720p screen and 2gb Ram. Lmao....

35. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

750p screen. Get your facts right lol.

42. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

720p is a standard, 750p is an Apple only thing, and the difference between them would be negligible.

43. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I still don't know why they avoid EVERY standard. I mean....wtf is 750p lol?

50. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

No idea. IIRC doesn't it have to do with them having something a bit off from a 16:9 or 16:10 display? I thought that was different as well and could account for the odd resolution. I know their iPad was a 4:3 display when most other tablets are 16:9.

54. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I think it had something to do with keeping the PPI at 326, or something about squirrel eyes. Regardless, it's pretty stupid IMO.

58. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

They corrected the bend issue with the s series.

67. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Then reintroduced it with the 7 series. Not quite as badly, but definitely bendier then the 6s.

69. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Still better than recalled, exploding, lethal Note 7 and overpriced low quality over heating laggy S7 edge....lol 750p is more than enough for day to day usage. Nothing wrong with that resolution. 2K is useless when your phone lags and heats up as hell and practically unusable. Don't fall for gimmicks. Always go for quality, safe products. At this point iPhone is both high in quality and safety than Samsung crap. lol

75. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

720 is enough, buy $200 or even cheaper phone.

79. jack11141

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

Have you ever touched galaxy s7 or s7 edge? I'm sure you haven't touched. Lag is story of past on samsung phones not for modern phones. just check out speed test between iphone 7 and galaxy s7 edge and you will face a reality that you dont want to face. Yes note 7 has some manufacturing defects that causes fire but not entire galaxy line up. Iphones are exploding here and there too and killed a few persons. If better camera , battery backup, better display better design are gimmicks then most will be happy to live with gimmicks than icraps.

96. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

You live in the past jack111, there's no other problem!

71. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

iPhone 6 and 6 plus only had bend issues. And even that, they'll bend only if you sit on it or deliberately bend the phone. Normal, mentally healthy people won't do either of those retarded things.

74. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

It bent with comparatively smaller force specially iPhone 6 plus near keys. It was bad design and build quality, apple was and is chasing thinness. There are whole other 2 dimensions.

37. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

Good choice. But better choice would of been s7 edge tho

3. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Apple? *Dons tinfoil garments...

4. Derekjeter

Posts: 1557; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Samsung is not only one having issues. My second 7 plus matte black was so hot from charging I couldn't hold it.Took it back to Apple they tested and said something was wrong with the hardware. They replaced it and now this one has a really loud hissing noise. My wife's has no hissing noise but hers also started to heat up to where she can't hold it. This year sucks for all phones. WTF!! My Nexus 6P is the only one acting right. Can't wait for my Pixel XL. Please hurry!!

14. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Get ready for hypocrites saying that you're a deflecting Samsung fanboy pretending to have an iPhone 7 plus.

36. Derekjeter

Posts: 1557; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

God no!! I would never be a fanboy. I just love tech. This phone was really a good phone I used it for about a week but I still can't used TW. Stock Android will always be the best experience. My Nexus 6P is the best phone out now till I get my Pixel. Lol.

39. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yeah same as me and dark, fan of tech in general. Yet it is sad how people here hastily labels us as "fanboys" specially when we share our experiences with a device. You mention an issue with an android phone then boom! you're an iFan, and vice versa.

47. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I don't have any problem with anything people use, it's when they give me crap for what I'm using or tell me I need to use phone "X" that I have a problem with them. I know myself better than anyone on a comments section does. I haven't owned an iOS device (played with them quite a bit over the holidays) partly because I'm not big on iOS and I've had bad experiences when I was an Apple customer. I wanted to try WP but I'm on Verizon and nothing they've put on there really wowed me either, and now they're pretty much out of the consumer field. So until Samsung puts out Tizen or WP comes back it's probably Android for me.

57. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I personally prefer Android smartphones and iOS tablets. Regarding WP, I have tried a friend's low end Lumia, and I can say WP runs well even on low end hardware, I want WP to succeed because competition is nice, kinda bored with Android+iOS duopoly.

20. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

I've got no issues with my iP7+ and S7. Loving them both......

45. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I'm sticking with my 6p this time around, especially if what I heard about them and Verizon are true. We've all heard that the Pixel sold through Verizon will be carrier locked, have a few Verizon apps (only 3 at least) and that major updates will go through Verizon while security patches will come from Google. I was talking with a moderator on the Android Central forums yesterday and he heard that if you're planning to go with the unlocked version sold through the Google Store and use it on Verizon, you won't have access to VoLTE like we were able to with last year's Nexus 5x and 6p. It certainly sounds like something Verizon would do, that way it would push people to the model they're selling. But we won't know for sure until the devices get into people's hands. I don't know if you're on Verizon or not, just figured I'd pass it along in case you or anyone else reading was. Might make sense to wait and see if it's true or not. Like I said, I think I'm gonna pass on the Pixel. I don't like the direction they're going in which is basically making their own skin more akin to Touchwiz or Sense. I know they've kinda been doing that since KitKat, but this is taking it a step further. Plus the price hike for what you're getting IMHO isn't worth it. Maybe I'll pick one up down the line if my 6p goes out (this will be the first year I try to go 2 years with a device) or they have a big sale on them. But I just bought a new truck and started restoring a muscle car so I don't want to spread myself too thin either. Anyways, hope ya like it. Let us know what ya think of it.

59. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Hope they really look at battery tech now and quality control. We need safe tech and good quality because these gadgets aren't cheap.

68. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

That's so strange when only your iPones are heating up right when all the Note 7s in USA are blowing up....lol

5. acruzlu unregistered

Who knows until Samsung confirms the alleged explosions?

12. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1347; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Samsung has officially warned ALL Note 7 users to permanently turn off their phones and return them. What more confirmation than that do you need?

23. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Good lmfao, the Note7 is ugly and tall and skinny with ugly edge design. No wonder it failed and self exploded for having an garbage design. Discontinue the N7, and focus on N8. I skipped the N7 , because it's a S7Edge, with Note specs.

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