Battery explosions were the nightmare of every Note 7 users. Recently Samsung has revealed the Note8 available for pre-order now with a discount offer for trading in a Note 7. Can Note8 get you through a good sleep without thoughts of catching fire?
Samsung made a good response towards the Note7 exploding incident. An Info graphic published on their official newsroom explained reasons behind the Note7 fire. Samsung went through newly designed safety and quality-assurance process to prevent fires on Note8.
Samsung, the name itself is bigger than money. Proved by the four new testing labs, by a team of 700 engineers testing more than 200,000 phones and 30,000 batteries with three independent firms hired by Samsung.
Eight Point Battery Test
Samsung initiated eight checkpoints to prevent battery explosion. Some of these tests were conducted during phone assembly. Three of them are ensured at “discrete, operator-assisted stages along the brief journey each smartphone takes from base-board to completed device.”
Developers took a step further by engaging Underwriters Laboratory (UL) globally known for their reputation. They are also running the Note8 battery pack through their safety standard procedures.
Samsung had, “received 92 reports of the batteries overheating in the US, including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage, including fires in cars and a garage.”
Failure rates for rechargeable Li-ion batteries are one in 10 million cells, says battery safety specialist Brian M. Barnett.
“That’s not a reliability problem. It’s an exception.”
This might justify the old Roman saying, “The exception proves the rule”.