Samsung is one of the leading smartphone vendors in the world. It has produced lots of spectacular smartphones over the years. One of the best creations of Samsung is the Samsung Galaxy Note series. These phones have been the best when it comes to the best performances.
But the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 had a different tune, there have been reports that this smartphone has have exploded in many cases. So today in this article I will tell you about the possible reasons for Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explosions. But before I go there, let me give you a brief insight into the Samsung Galaxy Note series.
An Insight Into the Samsung Galaxy Note Series:
The first Samsung Galaxy Note was introduced to us back in October 2011. This phone received positive reviews for its stylish functionality and sold 1 Million copies within 2 months of its release. The phone a 5.3-inch long display, a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor and many notes advanced features.
Then on 29th August 2012, The Samsung Galaxy Note II was introduced to us. It had lots of updated features like a 5.5 Inch display, a quad-core processor, split screen multitasking and some other similar features. This phone was a huge success for Samsung.
Gradually we started getting lots of versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note series, and all of them provided good service to the customers. The latest addition to this Series is the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. This phone was launched on 2 August 2016, and it has a 5.7-inch long display, an Octa-core processor, 4GB RAM and many more exciting features.
But it has a fatal flaw, and that is in many cases this phone been reported to have exploded, so this phone was discontinued just after two months of its release. And I will be talking about those later in this article.
But, before I go there, let’s have a glance the specifications of this phone.
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Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Note 7:
The specifications of this smartphone are quite eye-catching. So, down below I have provided a list of the specs of this phone.
- It has a 5.7 inch long Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 16M colors and a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. The display of this phone is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
- This phone runs on Android v6.1 and has an Exynos 8890 Octa chipset, Octa-core dual CPU, Mali- T880 MP12 GPU.
- The internal memory of this phone is 64 GB and is equipped with a 4 GB RAM. It also has a microSD card slot that is extendable up to 256 GB.
- Primary Camera of this phone is 12 MP with phase detection autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera of this phone is 5 MP and has dual video call feature.
- Wifi, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth and a USB v3.1 has been provided in this phone.
- It also has a Li-ion Non-Removable 3500 mAH battery, and this phone was available in Blue Coral, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium and Black Onyx colors.
Well, these were the specifications of this smartphone. And now that you are quite familiar with the specifications of this phone I will tell you about the possible reasons for Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explosion.
Possible Reasons for Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Explosion
There have been lots of reports that this phone is not so secure and there have been spats of fire that has led to injuries and property damage. But this couldn’t be determined what actually caused these explosions. There are many possibilities as what may have caused these.
One of the potential reasons behind this explosion is the highly flammable lithium-ion battery that is provided with the phone. The probable overheating of the phone may lead to the explosion of the battery. The fast charging feature can also be another cause, but it is not clear yet as what is the main reason behind this.
Another potential reason is that the device has been equipped with too many innovations which it is not able to a handle and this leads to the overheating of the device and causes the explosion. One of the representatives of Samsung mentioned that there might have been some error in the manufacturing of the phone and this might have led to the blasts.
Samsung is Trying to Make This Right
The company has tried replacing the batteries i.e. batteries of another provider, but the problem remained with the devices. So far Samsung has not been able to create a solution to this problem thus they have discontinued the device itself.
Samsung has earned a bad reputation after having several reports of the Galaxy Note 7 catching fire. The owners of this device have been advised to return their devices and receive a full refund or and exchange with other Samsung smartphones.