Wednesday, 7 September 2016
Samsung Recalls Galaxy Note 7 Over Explosive Batteries
Samsung Electronics is recalling its primary Galaxy Note 7 smartphone and said that battery problems were behind the phone issue catching fire.
The decision follows reports in the US and South Korea of the cellular telephone “bursting” during or after phone battery charging. The South Korean company said customers who’d already bought the mobile would be able to swap it for a brand new one.
Samsung said it had been hard to work out which smartphones were switched among the 2.5 million Note 7s sold that causing the primary issue.
“There was a tiny issue in the production process, so it was really hard to figure out,” the president of Samsung’s cellular telephone business Koh Dong-jin told reporters.
“it'll cost us so much it makes my heart ache. However, the reason we made this choice is because what is most important is customer security,” he said.
The company said it’d take about two weeks to prepare replacement apparatus.
Based on Samsung, the cellular telephone has been found in 10 states so far but with different businesses supplying the batteries.
The recall comes just one week ahead of an anticipated demonstration of a brand new iPhone variant from its chief rival Apple. This is a fantastic choice for a technology giant to make based on so few reported episodes – Samsung says it’s aware of just 35 cases world-wide.
It is dreadful time so soon after a large product launch and especially given that Samsung’s competitor Apple is understood to be preparing to unveil a brand-new iPhone.
On the other hand, the firm says it’s discovered a problem with the battery cell and is preventing sales while it scrutinizes its suppliers.
People that have already bought the device – that's only accessible to preorder in the UK – will be issued with a replacement unit.
Narratives about bursting smartphone batteries do make the news from time to time – lithium ion batteries are flammable but quite extensively used especially on smartphones.
Over recent days, several users have reported their cellular telephones catching fire or exploding while charging, and Samsung said it had verified 35 such instances.
A YouTube user uploaded a video under the name Ariel Gonzalez on 29th August about a Galaxy Note 7 with burnt rubber casing and damaged the display.
He said the handset “caught fire” right after he unplugged the official Samsung charger, less than a fortnight after buying it.
Additional images of a burned Galaxy Note 7 were uploaded to Kakao Story, a popular social media site in Korea, on 30th August.
A user wrote: “There was another explosion of the Galaxy Note 7. It was my buddy’s cellphone. A Samsung employee checked the site and he's currently in talks over the compensation with Samsung. You should use its original charger just in case and leave the phone far away from where you are while charging.”
The mobile was only created on 19th August and has since then been generally well-received by critics and consumers.
The Galaxy Note 7 variation is the latest of Samsung’s chain of so called phablets – smartphones with tremendous screens, sophisticated specs, and attributes.
Samsung also added an iris scanner to the Note 7, which lets users unlock the phone by discovering routines in the eyes. Additionally, its waterproof feature gets the focus of many smartphones users.
In July, Samsung surpasses expectations with record gains in the latest quarter with strong smartphone sales helping the company post its best quarterly endings in more than two years.
Samsung had called the continuing increase in demand for its smartphones and tablet computers in the second half of the year.
WHY DO LITHIUM BATTERIES EXPLODE?
There have just been 35 instances of the Galaxy Note 7 catching fire reported worldwide following 2.5 million sales, Samsung says.
The lithium ion batteries used by Samsung are common across the technology sector. If so, what makes them dangerous?
It truly is important that you just understand a bit about how they work. Only they comprise a cathode, an anode, and lithium. The cathode and anode are separated by an organic liquid called an electrolyte and a porous material called the separator. The lithium goes through the separator, within the liquid, between them both. If the battery charges exceedingly quick, creating heat, lithium plates from around the anode which can create a short circuit.
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