More than two weeks ago, there was talk that Samsung had concluded an in-house investigation into the cause of the explosions that derailed the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Samsung originally attributed the issue to a defective battery, but when it reissued the phone with new batteries inside, the replacement models continued to explode. At that point, the Galaxy Note 7 was pulled off the market following a second recall.
In an effort to find a definitive reason as to why the Galaxy Note 7 had turned into a lethal weapon, Samsung called for an in-house investigation. According to South Korean daily JoongAng Ilbo, the hard work and digging has been completed. Samsung will make an announcement in the middle of this month that will finally answer the many unanswered questions about what happened to the Galaxy Note 7, and hopefully put the matter to rest permanently.
According to those in the know, Samsung will report that it was a combination of factors that led to the explosions. By releasing this information to the public, the manufacturer is hoping to remove the cloud that has been hanging over the Samsung name since the whole affair began last September. Reports indicate that only a few people at the top of the company have been given the results of the investigation.
Another way it hopes to regain the public’s support is with an amazing new flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S8. To make sure that there are no issues with its new flagship, Samsung recently pushed back the unveiling of the device from February 26th at MWC in Barcelona, to an April introduction in New York City. There could be a standard 5.2-inch version of the phone, and a 6-inch model called the Galaxy S8 Plus. The latter would take the place of what would have been the Galaxy Note 8 to be released in September of 2017. By doing this, Samsung could deliver a large-screened high end phablet in 2017 without using the Galaxy Note name.