Samsung will announce on January 23 what caused Galaxy Note 7 phones to explode
Posted by Damien Biddulph on Tue 17th Jan 2017
An exploded Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. AP
SEOUL (Reuters) - Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will announce the results of its investigation on what caused some Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch on fire on January 23, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported on Monday citing unnamed sources.
Samsung in October ended sales of the near-$900 Note 7 smartphones in what is one of the biggest product safety failures in tech history. The firm has been looking into what caused the phones to catch fire along with third-party researchers.
Samsung could not be immediately reached for comment.