“A teardown of the Galaxy Note 7 may have provided insight into why the infamous smartphone was prone to explosions, causing Samsung to recall and eventually cancel the device entirely,” Andy Boxall reports for Digital Trends. “While it’s obvious the battery was a key reason for the device’s failure, a damning new report from a third-party shows what may be the underlying cause.”

“After acquiring a Galaxy Note 7 — no easy feat after the phones have been recalled — engineers with manufacturing technology company Instrumental stripped the phone down to see what was going on inside (and yes, they had a fire extinguisher nearby, just in case),” Boxall reports. “They discovered the battery was so tightly packed inside the Galaxy Note 7’s body that any pressure from battery expansion, or stress on the body itself, may squeeze together layers inside the battery that are never supposed to touch — with explosive results.”

“Delving deeper into the design, the engineers say the space above a battery inside a device needs a ‘ceiling’ that equates to approximately 10 percent of the overall thickness. The Galaxy Note 7 should have had a 0.5mm ceiling; it had none,” Boxall reports. “‘It breaks such a basic rule, it must have been intentional,’ says the Instrumental team, adding, ‘they shipped a dangerous product.'”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Anyone who buys Samsung-branded products is a fool.

Samsung has no clue why their phones explode, yet they shipped replacements anyway, assuring their customers they were safe.

Samsung are not only thieves, they’re liars, too.

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