Could this be the real reason behind the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploding battery issue? Thanks to the efforts of some engineers, the whole mess seems to stem from the phablet’s overall design.
A manufacturing technology firm, Instrumental, tore down the phone in an effort to determine the cause of the exploding battery issue of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. While most were technically explained, the sum of it all is that the phablet overdid it a bit in terms of design.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 severely compressed.
Per the findings of Instrumental, the design of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 compressed the battery even during normal operation. The battery of the phablet comes in the form of a flattened ‘jelly-roll’.
As far as the possible cause of the explosion, it seems that the positive and negative layers do touch for some reason. With the energy headed towards the electrolyte, such results into heating due to more energy and heat, resulting in an explosion.
There are more problems than battery explosions.
Further to the discovery, Instrumental added that there would have been more repercussions. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 would have left bad long-term effects such as battery swells.
A smaller battery was suggested to avoid these problems for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. However, the longevity of use of the phablet would have been lower than the previous phablets offered.
The revelations on the real cause of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploding battery fiasco may not be surprising for most. The inadvertent contacts of positive and negative points were previously seen as reasons.
Overall, however, it all boils down to the fact that Samsung stuffed the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with tons of features that suited batteries cannot handle. Critics believe that Samsung engineers were aware of the flaw and try to alleviate it. Unfortunately, it was something that just didn’t fit, BGR reported.