Samsung will reportedly soon reveal exactly why the Galaxy Note 7 caught fire


  • It’s Me

    This fiasco was clearly the tech story of 2016, but I don’t think we need an article every time someone speculates that Samsung might have finally figured out where they screwed up. Seems like every week we get another story that only says “Samsung might finally know”. At this point, let’s wait until they actually claim to know.

  • jpd514

    So, we will learn the true story ;
    sabotage and fake news PIXELated by Google and Apple fans.

  • Adderbox76

    Just before production began, Samsung hired a young up-and-comer to their quality control department who gave his name as “Tom Cook”. He wowed them at the interview with his experience and his ability to completely not mention his obvious wig and fake moustache.

    Little did they know…

  • Michael Licht

    I’m sure it will be a valid reason that will also explain why they are moving in a new direction using the new technology in their new devices.

    I’m going to take a swing and say new battery technology is coming, because the old one is just not good for water tight devices.

    • It’s Me

      I will speculate that the new technology will be a ruler or callipers so they can measure sizes to ensure a proper fit next time.

    • thereasoner

      I’m guessing that the batteries sustained some damage from pressure when the phones glass panels were sandwiched together.

    • h2oflyer

      Yeah, the new batteries will be able to handle the ingress of dihydrogen oxide.

  • gommer strike

    Hello, Mobilesyrup. This is the second time that you guys put out an article saying “Samsung will soon tell us exactly why the Note 7 blew up”.

    We all already know the reasons why. To be complete honest this is 2016 news.

    • ciderrules

      We do? So you have access to engineer reports explaining the cause?

      All I’ve seen are repair technician wannabe engineers weighing in with their “expert opinions” as to what the problem was.

    • h2oflyer

      What’s a wannabe engineer ?

    • h2oflyer

      You don’t need to be an engineer or have access to secret engineering reports to know that Samsung knows and has corrected the defect which is why they continue to build phones.

      The announcement and maybe apology will be marketing driven and will coincide with the next product launch.

      Engineering degree not required…..just a bit of common sense and understanding of grade 10 science.

    • gommer strike

      “…the company’s engineers did not design the Note 7’s battery compartment to offer enough room for its power cell to expand.”

      Fair enough. Let’s see if Samsung’s upcoming explanation is different from the one that I copied/pasted from another Mobilesyrup article.

    • h2oflyer

      Doesn’t matter what the real problem was and if Samsung tells the truth. They’re building and testing the S8 series as we speak and I’m sure the Note7 problem is gone.

    • It’s because Samsung has went on record to say they will release the exact findings this month. Bloomberg reported it too. This month makes it 2017 news