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Samsung Says Irregularly Designed Batteries Caused Note 7 Fires

  • Design and manufacturing of batteries led to overheating
  • Probe involved 200,000 phones, 30,000 separate batteries
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Samsung Says Faulty Batteries Triggered Note 7 Fires

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It was the battery, after all.

In a presentation and news conference on Monday that lasted more than two hours, Samsung Electronics Co. detailed the results of its investigation into Note 7 smartphones that overheated and burst into flames last year. There were few surprises. While the company cited flaws in battery manufacturing and design for the fiasco, it took full legal responsibility and vowed never to let it happen again.