According to a recent report Samsung tested out the batteries for their Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in their own internal testing labs.
Why this is significant is that the majority of other smartphone makers, including Apple use a third party to test the batteries on their device and if Samsung had done this the third party may have spotted issues before the handsets went on sale.
In the US smartphone makers are required to test out batteries for handsets at one of the 28 testing facilities that are certified by the CTIA.
Samsung’s own lab where the batteries were tested was inspected by the CTIA previously and the CTIA said that “We’ve certified over 1,500 batteries. This is the first time we’ve had an issue.”.
Samsung said last week that it would make some changes to its quality assurance process, the company is still investigating what caused its batteries to catch fire.
As soon as we get some more details on exactly what causes the batteries in the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices to explode, we will let you guys know.
Source WSJFiled Under: Android News, Top News