Samsung blames two separate battery faults for Galaxy Note 7 fires

Tests on tens of thousands of devices found that both original and replacement batteries were responsible for the phones bursting into flames

Samsung has blamed lithium-ion batteries for causing its Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones to overheat and catch fire, a fault that led to the global recall of millions of devices and damaged consumer confidence in the worlds biggest maker of smartphones.

At a press conference on Monday, Samsung officials said exhaustive tests on tens of thousands of devices and batteries had ruled out any problems with the devices hardware or software.

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January 23, 2017

Samsung software update will disable Galaxy Note 7 phones completely

Move is intended to render the devices useless in order to prevent any more phones from exploding or catching fire, an issue that led to expansive recall

Samsungs next software update for the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone will render the devices useless in order to prevent any more from catching fire and exploding.

A problem with the devices lithium ion battery led some units to combust, in some cases injuring their owners and causing damage to property. The issues continued even after Samsung recalled, replaced and refunded some of the units, leading to a second more expansive recall of 1.9m devices.

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December 10, 2016

iPhone 7 being investigated after surfer claims it set his car on fire

Australian man says the iPhone melted and destroyed his car while he was on the beach, as lithium-ion batteries under scrutiny amid major Samsung recall

Apple is investigating a report from an Australian man who claimed his iPhone 7 caught fire and destroyed his car, the company said on Friday.

Surfer Mat Jones told Channel 7 News that he had gone into water off a New South Wales beach and left his new iPhone 7, bought last week, wrapped in a pair of trousers in his car on the beach.

He said that when he returned from the water he saw smoke billowing out from the car. As I looked into my car you could not see inside the car, like all the windows were just black.

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October 22, 2016

Samsung’s Galaxy S III: 4 Things to Know


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From killer hardware to insightful software, Samsung’s latest entry has an impressive list of features as well as some promises.



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May 6, 2012

Samsung, reigning smart phone champ, preps Galaxy S III

Samsung, reigning smart phone champ, preps Galaxy S III

The Galaxy S III is set to debut in the US in June. What will it mean for Samsung? 


Want to Know Where to Buy the Samsung Galaxy S III Android Phone?


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It could be one of seven carriers that Samsung let slip on Friday on an online form.



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May 4, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III: Battle of the Big Displays


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Apple refines the iPhone’s resolution, while Android phones just keep getting bigger … and perhaps morphing into tablets.



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May 4, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S3 sets up ‘two horse race’ with Apple


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The Samsung Galaxy S3, unveiled last night, has confirmed Samsung’s position as the main challenger to Apple in the booming smartphone industry, according to analysts.

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May 4, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S3: review of reviews


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The early verdicts are in on the Samsung Galaxy S3, the follow-up to the best-selling Android smartphone and Samsung’s latest rival to the iPhone 4S.

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May 4, 2012

Samsung unveils the Galaxy S III

Samsung unveils the Galaxy S III

Samsung unveiled its latest flagship Android phone at a “Mobile Unpacked” event in London on Thursday. The handset features an 8-megapixel camera and some nifty “natural interaction” features, all running on “Ice Cream Sandwich,” the latest Android operating system.