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at January 20, 2017

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The wall street Journal has received some information ahead of Monday's public disclosure from the South Korean tech giant. The information that WSJ received indicates that the primary cause of fire seems to be irregular size of batteries and some other manufacturing defects.

The South Korean Company Samsung recalled their flagship smartphone Galaxy Note 7 in 2016 when some devices started catching fire and overheating.

Samsung has confirmed it will be holding a press conference soon to reveal the results of its internal Galaxy Note 7 investigation. The press event will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 23 in the time zone of its native country of South Korea. That means it will take place on Sunday, January 22 at 8 p.m. Eastern time and 5 p.m. Pacific time in the US.

We’ll have to wait until 8:00pm EST/5:00pm PST Sunday for the full explanation, but suffice to say that Samsung will have ramped up its quality control, especially where batteries are concerned, in a major way in the wake of this costly mistake. While there is never any guarantee that any product is entirely safe, you can rest assured that the upcoming Galaxy S8 will have been subjected to more scrutiny than any other phone in history.

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