Why are Samsung's Note 7 phones catching fire?

US consumer body says company may have tried to pack too much into battery pouch

12th October, 2016
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones were scrapped. Pic: Getty

South Korean electronics giant Samsung is still struggling to contain the fall-out from problems with its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. Yesterday, the company said it would stop production of the phones, which were overheating and catching fire even after a recall that was supposed to fix the problem.

Why are the batteries overheating?

Samsung first recalled the Note 7 phones in early September, saying it had identified a problem with the phone’s battery cell....

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