Samsung to reveal cause of Galaxy Note 7 fires during Sunday press conference

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If you’ve been wondering what caused multiple Galaxy Note 7 phones to overheat and catch fire, it looks like you’ll soon get your answer.

Samsung today confirmed that it’ll hold a press conference to announce the results of its investigation into the Galaxy Note 7 fires. The event will take place in Seoul, South Korea, at 10:00 am KST this Monday, January 23. That means that it’ll happen at 8:00 pm EST/5:00 pm PST on Sunday, January 22, in the US. The press conference will be live streamed in English on Samsung.com.

Samsung says that it will announce the cause of the Note 7 “incidents” as well as the “quality enhancement plan” that it’s put in place following the fires.

Ever since it recalled and discontinued the Galaxy Note 7 last year, Samsung has been fairly quiet about what caused the phones to overheat and catch fire. There’s been speculation that the battery was the main culprit, but that’s about all that we know about the situation so far. The good news is that it won’t be long before Samsung’s findings are revealed and we’ll finally know why one of the most well-received smartphones of 2016 ended up getting discontinued.

Source: Engadget

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  • Walt

    Cause of explosions….faulty Chinese batteries. Press conference over

    • Noremacam

      I read elsewhere that the battery compartment was below standards in terms of space for the battery to expand(as it normally does a little). So it sounds like it was compressed which I think would make it more susceptible to shock.

      • Walt

        People were using third party chargers too which i’m sure didnt help the situation

      • Joe

        We need thinner phones damit!! who cares about battery life.

        • beganto

          Yea then you buy an otterbox case

  • Nobody Special

    i never thought a phone would ever double as an explosive weapon. Import American made Batteries in the future.

  • Lg V20 User

    I’ll I got say is the s8 gotta be hella of dope or Samsung is officially done!