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Samsung to officially reveal Note 7 investigation result on Jan 23

The Announcement Will Be Lives Treamed In Chinese, English And Korean On Its Websites.

PTI | Updated on: 20 Jan 2017, 03:35:46 PM
Samsung to officially reveal Note 7 investigation result on Jan 23


Samsung Electronics on Friday said that it will announce the reason why its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones overheated and caught fire on January 23.

The announcement will be lives treamed in Chinese, English and Korean on its websites. Koh Dong-jin, Samsung’s mobile president, will give details of the probe.

The Galaxy Note 7 was a fiasco for the world’s largest smartphone maker. Samsung recalled and eventually discontinued it after numerous reports of it overheating and bursting into flames.

Initially, Samsung said it found a small error in the manufacturing process for some of the batteries in the phones was to blame.

It replaced the phones with a new battery but those replaced phones also overheated and caught fire, prompting Samsung to pull the phones from the market. That cost Samsung at least USD 5 billion.

The announcement comes after a South Korean court dismissed yesterday a request by prosecutors to arrest Samsung Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong heir.

Lee, the conglomerate’s heir and de facto head, is under investigation for alleged bribery in connection with an influence-peddling scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hy

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First Published : 20 Jan 2017, 03:13:00 PM