Samsung Elec says battery defects caused Note 7 burns

Posted on : 2017-01-30

On Monday Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said faulty batteries caused its flagship Galaxy Note 7 phones to catch fire and announced steps to avoid repeat incidents, as it tries to restore trust and regain momentum in the smartphone business.

The announcement came more than three months after Samsung scrapped the short-lived competitor of Apple Inc’s iPhones, wiping $5.3 billion off its operating profit in one of the biggest tech failures in tech history.

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