Samsung has been having a rough time since the launch of its Note 7 smartphone, and even though the production of the handset has been halted and devices have been recalled, the company still doesn’t know for sure what caused the phone to explode. A new report out of Reuters says that Samsung is planning to officially announce the reasoning behind the defective Note 7 units sometime around the end of this year…
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Kim Hong-gyeong, an executive at Samsung SDI, the company that produced roughly 60 percent of the batteries in the Galaxy Note 7, stated today that a “weakness” has been found in some Note 7 batteries and the full reasoning for the explosions should be revealed later this year after the investigation is complete. Samsung SDI later released a statement that Samsung Electronics would be the one announcing the results, but didn’t provide a specific timeline.
Another Samsung SDI executive also stated that following the incident, the company verified that batteries supplied for other products were free of defects. Although there have been reports that Samsung Electronics has started looking at companies like LG to supply batteries for its upcoming Galaxy S8, SDI is prepared to supply the batteries for future Samsung devices.