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Did tweaking the processor to speed up charging cause the Galaxy Note7 to explode?

By Cookie Monster - on 13 Oct 2016, 6:00am

Did tweaking the processor to speed up charging cause the Galaxy Note7 to explode?

While the New York Times claimed that Samsung has no idea of what went wrong with the Galaxy Note7, the Financial Times offers a different explanation on the crisis - Samsung engineers are at fault!

The Financial Times was informed that Samsung engineers had tweaked the processor of the Galaxy Note7 to speed up the charging rate. Apparently, the battery could not handle it and exploded. 

Financial Times - "If you try to charge the battery too quickly it can make it more volatile. If you push an engine too hard, it will explode. Something had to give. These devices are miracles of technology — how much we can get out of that tiny piece of lithium-ion."

It is important to note that this is just a theory and not an official explanation of what went wrong with the replacement units. Moreover, there is reason to believe that this is not the case; at least three replaced Galaxy Note7 units caught fire or exploded when they were not even being charged. 

Source: Financial Times via PhoneArena

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