After several reports on the phone’s explosion while charging, Samsung has been investigating the exact cause of the accidents. Even though the company has not yet made an official statement, industry watchers say some defective batteries may have caused the explosions.
Amid growing concerns among consumers, Samsung is considering recalling all the Note phones and exchanging the battery free of charge. Since its Aug. 19 launch, more than 400,000 units have been sold in Korea alone.
On top of exploding batteries, the company announced last week that it was delaying Note 7 shipments due to “quality” testing, but they didn’t say exactly what the issues were.
Could it be exploding batteries? Probably, but it’s also likely there’s other minor issues. When it comes to exploding batteries, news like this always comes out when a new smartphone is released. Chances are it’s an isolated incident. We’ll know more as time goes on.