Samsung To Implement 8-pont Battery Safety Check
Jan 24, 2017 06:10 PM EST
After announcing the real cause behind the exploding battery problem of its Note 7, Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung has discovered what it hopes will solve the exploding battery issue of the Note 7. After months of testing, Samsung revealed that two separate faults were the main reason for the overheating and explosion of the device.
An article published in Time revealed that the problem lies in the way the batteries were designed and manufactured. To remedy the situation, Samsung will implement new protocols, which includes a multi-layer safety measure and an eight point battery safety check. In a press conference held Jan. 23, the Korean phonemaker likewise revealed that it will form a battery advisory group, composed of external advisers, academic and research experts, and professors from Cambridge, University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford.
The website of Yahoo revealed the details of the proposed eight-point battery safety check which includes durability tests for overcharged batteries, visual inspections, X-ray scans, and charging and discharging tests. Likewise, tests will also be conducted to ensure that there will be no potential battery leakage. Samsung will also check any voltage changes during the manufacturing process.
An article published in the website of AllTechNews revealed that Samsung is now on the process of regaining the trust of its consumers. Whatever changes the advisory group will come up with will be implemented in the Galaxy S8 Plus, which will eventually replace the Note 7.
After being bombarded with complaints from smartphone users, Samsung recalled around 3.6 million Note 7 phones from the market. Samsung attributed the problem to faulty battery design which it hopes to resolve with the S8 Plus. However, there is no clear date yet on when and where the new smartphone will be launched. Rumor mill puts a possible announcement in April in New York. Samsung also revealed that the Galaxy S8 Plus will miss the Computer Electronic Show to be held February.