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Samsung's Galaxy S8 Might Be Delayed

by Hayden Thomas / Jan 23, 2017 06:52 PM EST
Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung has unveiled Monday research data on fire the Galaxy Note 7 that forced the company to recall the phone company star. The firm confirmed that the batteries were responsible for this failure that has cost the company more than 4,800 million euros. The company also announced that it delayed the departure of its next phone.

The head of the mobile division, Koh Dong-jin, presented in Seoul test results after for months the company keeps silent about the causes of the problem, which contributed to further worsen its image after the fiasco.

The research has had 700 technicians and engineers recreating in the four manufacturing centers of Galaxy Note 7 (one South Korea, one in Vietnam and two in China) processes of loading and unloading with about 200,000 devices coupled and some 30,000 Lithium-ion batteries.

The conclusion is that the battery of the first Galaxy Note, manufactured by Samsung SDI ( a subsidiary of the group), was made with too little coating.

This did not allow the stack to expand and contract properly during the cycles of loading and unloading so that the positive and negative electrodes come into contact and short - circuited.

The spare battery, manufactured by a Hong Kong company, was not originally troublesome, although these appeared once the company had to multiply its production to unprecedented levels to meet Samsung's demand. This caused failures in quality control and made several units erroneously were to be manufactured without isolation membranes, enabling short circuits again.

"Today, more than ever, we are committed to gaining consumer confidence," Koh said in the presentation, where he said the South Korean technology giant is already implementing a number of quality control processes with new protocols and a new Specific eight-point test for batteries.

To recover, the company has initiated the launch of its new flagship phone, the Galaxy S8. The company will also present the financial results Tuesday around 2016, in which a remarkable recovery of its operating profit is expected thanks to higher sales of chips and displays.

This would mean a consolation after the fiasco of the Galaxy Note and the involvement of the company in the corruption scandal that has shaken South Korea.

The latter prompted prosecutors to file an injunction last week to arrest Samsung Electronics' group leader and vice-president Lee Jae-yong, which did not materialize when dismissed by a court, avoiding what would have been a very tough Blow for the conglomerate.

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