In other news, following an investigation that took months, Samsung has revealed what caused its Note 7 phones to explode. The South Korean Electronics Giant cited design and manufacturing flaws in batteries produced by its suppliers as the reason that caused more than 40 Note 7s to have caught fire last year in a crisis that heavily tarnished the company's brand image globally.
Samsung Electronics Co.'s Taiwan General Manager took a deep bow and apologized to all Note 7 users and retailers in Taiwan. Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 had over 40 worldwide incidents of overheating which resulted in fires and explosions since it was on sale in August 2016. Although Samsung recalled the product, but the headquarters later decided to terminate the Note 7 production.
==LI TSAI-YEH Samsung Taiwan General Manager==
We will use the most rigorous attitude to set new safety standard in the industry, regain consumer's trust.
Samsung in South Korea conducted internal and external investigations on the overheating. The company confirmed the cause of the fire was due to the short-circuiting in batteries. Two battery manufacturers had improper designs and flaws during the production process.
==KOH DONG-JIN Samsung Mobile Comm. Business President==
The incineration was mainly caused by the negative plate being oppressed, plus the wrong position of the negative endpoint and other factors raised the possibility of incident occurrence.
Samsung Electronics emphasized, in order to avoid the same problem occur to the upcoming S8 smartphones, Samsung is to adopt stringent quality control standards including eight major battery checks and ensure usage safety for consumers.
TRANSLATED BY：ANTHONY LIN
記者 賴淑敏 蔣龍祥 台北報導