Some Airlines put security measures in place asking passengers to switch off their Galaxy Note 7 phones until they deplane. The recall took Samsung back $5.2 billion, with 2.5 million gadgets already sold at the time.
After a month long investigation by the giant company, Samsung has now revealed that they can now place their finger on the exact problem of the Galaxy Note 7 explosion.
It was suspected all along that the battery was the problem, and that is what Samsung is blaming the bombings on, which comes as no surprise.
This is according to a reliable source inside the company, and official results are to be officially announced at a weeks' time, on January 23rd. Koh Dong-jin, head of Samsung's mobile business, is set to announce the findings of the month-long inquiry as well as what the company will do to avoid such incidents in the future.
The Company's financial results for the last part of 2016 will also be released on the same forum.
The statement of the inquiry results will be closely monitored with the launch of the Galaxy S8 in the horizon.
"They've got to make sure they come clean, and they've got to reassure buyers as to why this won't happen again," said Bryan Ma, a Singapore-based analyst at researcher IDC.