Samsung Has Found The Cause Of Exploding Note 7 Devices.

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    Samsung told us following the final Note 7 recall that they would be launching an internal investigation to find out the exact cause of the Note 7 fires. After extensive investigation it would appear that Samsung is prepared to place most of the blame on faulty batteries. This is somewhat troubling as Samsung had found "good batteries", and then those phones ended up being faulty as well. This seemed to point to other issues like possibly an issue with software or design.

    Reuters is reporting that Samsung will soon put most of the blame on faulty batteries. This could also mean that there are a combination of issues and that they battery was the main culprit. Samsung was able to replicate battery files during the investigation. If batteries end up being the main culprit this is good news for Samsung as they can simply fix the battery production process or just buy batteries from another factory. This would mean that their design won't have to be reimagined from scratch. We will have the official reports from Samsung in the coming weeks.

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    I wish you'd stop writing sensationalistic titles in threads.
    Fires happened, not explosions.

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    And.... it's not JUST the batteries... it's also the compartment that the battery sits in... there is not enough room for the battery to expand.... but lets all chill and wait to see what Samsung actually says.


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    Interesting that they went straight to the batteries. From a strategical position that makes sense.

    The fact that, as you wrote, replacement batteries caught fire as well leads me to question whether it was more than just the batteries or were the replacement batteries faulty?

    This leads me to then question if any other Samsung device's batteries came from the same faulty batch or if the combination of the note design played also in the factor of the fires.

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    Sadly, that solution is easy. Smaller batteries which equates to worse battery life. Prepare for some 2500mAh goodness.
     
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    Time to start looking into and getting the ball rolling on the Next Big thing to replace L-ION Batteries.
     
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    A puncture/thin skin in a smaller battery would just result in a smaller fire.
    I'm inclined to believe something software caused undo stress on the batteries, revealing any micro flaws. If the software that tells the charger to stop charging at a certain threshold is off, stress. If the temperature that throws the phone into safety is off, stress. That's just 2 off the top of my head.

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    Personally, I think it was from the Russians trying to hack into those phones that caused all the overheating and fires.
    This just underscores the problems with current battery technology. We are all carrying around potential little fire bombs in our pockets. New battery technology can fix that, but it's a way off yet. I do agree with you others that said it probably is something more than just the batteries. I think it was a combination of things that led to the problem. It's easy to blame the batteries. Dang Russians.
     
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    A lot of people believed that Samsung didnt' give enough space inside the phone to allow for the expansion a battery during charging. If that has any truth, a physically smaller battery could fix it, but it would be a smaller mAh too. Thats what I meant.
     
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    An easier fix, without sacrificing overall battery MaH, would be to stop making phone so damn thin that you can't hold onto them properly without a case.....or small elf hands! Easy peasy!

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    Nothing wrong with making the Phone a little Thicker. All this focus on Thin phone is nuts. Im happy with my Z Force with the Battery Mod and the size doesnt bother me.
     
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    Get ready for the push of proprietary chargers