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Samsung knows what caused Galaxy Note 7 explosions, report claims

by Killian Bell | December 19, 2016December 19, 2016 5:02 am PDT

Samsung has reportedly identified the cause of the Galaxy Note 7 explosions, according to a new report. The South Korean company is said to have completed its internal investigation, but it is yet to make its findings public.

A report from The Investor claims Samsung mobile chief Koh Dong-jin has urged employees to “tighten security” ahead of its release of the Galaxy S8, which is expected to happen in New York next April. Koh wants to ensure nothing leaks out before then.

“I feel deeply regretful to hear news of the recent attempts at data breach and prototype leak,” he said in an email to employees. “Samsung had a bitter experience due to the leak of important data… to China and consequently suffered damages in the past.”

Perhaps the most interesting snippet of the report, however, is the bit that claims Samsung has now completed its internal investigation into the cause of the Note 7 explosions and reported its finding to outside laboratories, including Korea Testing Laboratory.

However, the company is yet to make its findings public, despite promising in October that it would provide fans with answers before the end of the year once the investigation was complete.

Samsung still has time to meet that deadline, so it’s possible it will make its findings public soon. For now, however, the 3 million people who were forced to return their Note 7 still have no idea why the device was prone to overheating.

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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