Samsung’s dangerous Galaxy Note 7 broke basic engineering rules, says damning new report

“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.'”

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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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    1. So you do want more government regulation!

      Funny how blowhards talk about free markets and then their partisan corporate puppets implement unfair trade restrictions, red tape, protectionist tariffs, and restrict labor movement so people can’t move to where the jobs are and small businesses can’t compete. Main Street falls to shambles, Wall St and K St & PA Ave all celebrate.

      Then these same blowhards claim that the government they actively fucked up isn’t working and should be slashed to a smaller size (though biggest government expansions happened under republican administrations. You don’t actually believe those foreign wars Iran Contra affairs and secret bombings are done for free, do you? Taxpayers foot the bill.

      Then the people vote in a guy who claimed he would “drain the swamp” but he fills his cabinet with the K St insiders and corrupt people who fucked up government and screwed over business in the first place. By design. Classic bait and switch.

      Democrat, Republican, Populist, Establishment. All the same self-serving corrupt class lining their pockets while working Americans get lied to.

      Botty, you’re the most gullible one here and you don’t even realize how stupid you sound regurgitating the bad ideas of the bitter isolationists who would rather let their Wall St masters gut what’s left of the American middle class than fund the education, work training, health care, and infrastructure improvements required for the USA to be measurably greater in average citizen quality of life han any other democracy.

      But botty likes the idea of trade wars because big boy trump says he knows how a 360 million person nation is going to win against a nation with 2 or 3 times as many workers and consumers of prime age. Good luck with that Trumpy baby. A wise leader would put his own house in order before telling others what to do.

    2. Free trade is only a one directional deal with the US as the sole benefactor in the minds of the Trump supporter. No one else should get any value out of it. That is the true market economy. – Eugene Botvinnik

  1. Yes American Government Agencies are slow
    Yes many American Government Agencies are bloated
    But cases like this is where they shine. There will be a HUGE smack down on Samsung in 6 – 10 months from the feds.

      1. There will be a law firm happy to take on a class action lawsuit for the sole reason that Samsung has deep pockets alone.
        The compensation to customers will be peanuts, but will make a law firm very happy.
        I think I never cashed any of my $10 dollar checks from any of the class action lawsuits won against BofA.

    1. We “yanks” are either
      “Self-cenred” (sic) when we try to let folks decide for themselves or
      “over bearing” or “conceited” when we presume the obvious and speak for everyone…just can’t win…just can’t win.

  2. You do know that Scamsung is a major supplier of components to Apple. So, buying any iOS device is in part buying something from Samsung.

    Why Apple has continued to do business with this company is puzzling.

  3. That it had such a small footprint with such a large battery was one of the most often cited guesses I read immediately after the problem arose.

    Yes, I was one of “those” citing the galaxy note footprint as something Apple needed to work in to make a modern device. I Huess Apple had a really good reason for keeping their phones as large as they are. Safety first. A company like Apple with the sales it has vs the Note, would die with lawyers aiming furiously after tha stockpiles of money Apple has stashed away.

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