Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall Investigation Report Set For Jan. 23

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Samsung will announce the findings of its official investigation about the defects that lead to the Galaxy Note 7s recall and ultimate discontinuation. The manufacturer will host a press conference in Seoul, South Korea on Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. KST. The event will stream live on Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. EST.

Samsung is expected to report on its internal investigation, as well as independent expert investigations. The manufacturer will also reveal new strategies to ensure such errors don’t occur again. The conference will be available via live stream at Samsung.com with English translations.  

There have been several preliminary reports on what caused Galaxy Note 7 handsets to explode. Most recently, The Wall Street Journal alleged the original device contained “irregular sized batteries,” produced by the Samsung SDI subsidiary, which lead to spontaneous combustion. Devices continued to explode after the first recall due to other “manufacturing issues,” despite Samsung changing its battery supplier to Amperex Technology.

Other reports have suggested Galaxy Note 7 handsets did not contain enough space to host their 3,500mAh batteries. However, Samsung will reveal all details about the smartphone come Monday.

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