The Galaxy Note 7 debacle definitely affected Samsung in many, many ways, and the Korean company is doing all it can to ensure that such an issue will never happen again. After announcing why its Note 7 smartphone was catching fire, Samsung also revealed a new eight-point battery safety check for its future batteries.
While many of the steps in the new eight-point battery safety check were done on Samsung’s earlier batteries, the company mentioned that these tests have now been “enhanced.” Other than conducting these tests with increased frequency, the internal standards for the visual inspection phase of the safety check have also been raised.
Aside from this eight-point battery safety check, Samsung is also forming a battery advisory board. This new board consists of academics from Cambridge, Stanford, and even Berkeley; it’s evident that Samsung is taking serious steps to ensure that its future batteries are safe for use.
Interestingly, this new battery safety check isn’t limited to only Samsung’s future smartphones: these tests will be used in all of the company’s products that use lithium ion batteries from now on.
Even though this new focus on battery safety was sparked by the Galaxy Note 7, it’s great to see Samsung extending its new eight-point battery safety check to cover its whole range of products too. Hopefully, this would only mean safer batteries for consumers.
(Source: The Verge)