As hinted back in October of last year, Samsung is indeed looking to continue the Galaxy Note brand this year. As a matter of fact, D.J Koh, the company’s mobile chief has recently confirmed to CNET that a Galaxy Note 8 is coming store shelves in 2017.
As promised, Samsung has officially revealed the real causes of the overheating problems of its Galaxy Note 7 phablet. According to the South Korean phone maker, there were two separate issues directly attributable to the device’s battery, which led to the handset overheating and even catching fire.
Samsung may have been hoping that with the new year, it could be given a fresh start regarding its Galaxy Note lineup of phablets. But lest it forget, its Galaxy Note 7 troubles are not exactly over yet. And part of the blame is a certain number of mobile users who stubbornly still choose to hold on to their Galaxy Note 7 units.
According to a report published by Reuters, Samsung will be releasing the full results of its investigation into what caused its Galaxy Note 7 device to catch fire or even explode this coming January 23rd. The Reuters news report also stated that the phablet’s overheating problems are likely tied to battery issues, and not to any hardware or software aspect.
The biggest wireless carrier in America is going to brick its Galaxy Note 7 devices after all, but only after the busy holiday season. About a week ago, Samsung had announced that it was planning to roll out a particular software update that will make all remaining units of its embattled phablet essentially unusable.
The world’s biggest seller of smartphone devices is planning to roll out a new software update that should brick every Galaxy Note 7 phablet that has not yet been returned. Specifically, Samsung’s software update will prevent all remaining units out there from charging, and will also take away their ability to function as smartphones.
Instrumental may only be a manufacturing engineering firm, but it may have done something that even the biggest seller of smartphone devices in the world could not -- find the cause of the Galaxy Note 7’s failure.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably already know that Samsung has recalled the Galaxy Note 7 and has decided to stop selling the device for good. It has been over a month since the first few devices exploded and the South Korean company has already performed its protocol of recalling the devices and giving out replacement units.
The world’s biggest seller of smartphone devices recently revealed that 85 percent of all recalled units of Galaxy Note 7 phablets have already been handed back by way of its refund and exchange program. Samsung also noted most of the those who returned their handsets chose to get another Samsung device.
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