Samsung has a new “8-Point Battery Safety Check” process in tow, aiming to avoid future issues like the Galaxy Note 7 disaster.
The Samsung Galaxy Note seven launched as an amazing flagship with top notch specs, though it quickly turned out to be an enormous liability due to its exploding battery. Samsung was forced to remember the item, evaluate the problem, relaunch the unit with a completely different battery, and remember it once more because the brand new battery was still not safe.
After 2 Galaxy Note seven recalls over exploding batteries, Samsung found itself in a genuinely tough place. The business conducted extensive investigations into the situation and it only released the official results of the Galaxy Note seven probe, pointing at 2 different flaws which caused the explosions leading to the 2 Galaxy Note seven recalls.
Reassessing The Manufacturing Process
The entire Galaxy Note seven fiasco prompted Samsung to reassess the manufacturing process to make sure that its future devices are actually secure and the business has now come up with the 8 Point Battery Safety Check.
The brand new procedure is designed to make certain the security and reliability of Samsung devices and it entails a far more rigorous set of battery examinations and inspections.
Samsung 8-Point Battery Safety Check
“Since the Galaxy Note seven recall, we have re assessed every step of the smartphone manufacturing process and developed the 8 Point Battery Safety Check,” says Samsung. “It involves putting the batteries of ours through extreme testing, inside and out, followed by careful inspection by X ray as well as the human eye. We’re making a stronger commitment to more secure devices.”
As part of this more rigorous testing process, Samsung will first conduct a durability test, pushing the battery to the limits of its to find out exactly how much it is able to endure. This includes overcharging the battery, puncturing it with a nail, and subjecting it to extreme temperatures.
The company will also conduct a visual inspection as well as X ray the batteries so that Samsung engineers are able to find any potential abnormalities within the units. Samsung will even charge and discharge the batteries repeatedly, on a big scale, and conduct a Total Volatile Organic Compound test to further check out the batteries’ endurance.
Next up, company engineers are going to disassemble the battery units to assess the quality of theirs, like the state of the battery tab welding and insulation tape – 2 important parts of a safe battery.
In order to simulate accelerated usage by device owners, the company will conduct an intensive test to find out how the batteries fare. Lastly, a Delta Open Circuit Voltage test is going to check if there is some change in the batteries’ voltage all throughout the manufacturing process, from the moment they hit assembly lines until the final product is actually made.
The more thorough 8 Point Battery Safety Check should make sure that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and other future Samsung devices do not pose the same safety threats as the ill fated Galaxy Note seven.
which said, a Samsung executive confirmed that the Galaxy S8 won’t make the debut of its at the Mobile World Congress 2017 event that takes place in late February early March in Barcelona. Earlier rumors suggested as much, indicating that the Galaxy S8 will hit the scene in April.