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18 Oct 2016

Samsung Note 7 Battery Disaster Goes Beyond Imagination- Will Mobile Testing Help?

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has had the worst debut that any smartphone has experienced in recent times. Samsung launched its new phone (a worthy successor to the Note legacy) with the same excitement and expectations but the battery issue seems to have given sleepless nights to Samsung. Alas! The Korean tech giant had to experience the embarrassment of having to recall and replace all the phones they sold.

While the confirmed faults of the Galaxy Note 7 are few, Samsung is still erring on the side of caution. However, this has turned out to be a corporate disaster for Samsung. The Galaxy Note 7 was expected to be star device that would have lead the company’s sales during the upcoming holiday season. This device was expected to compete and stand up to the iPhone 7 in comparison tests. The Galaxy Note 7 is not the only gadget to catch fire all thanks to the lithium battery, which have distressed gadgets from iPhones to cars like Tesla. If anything is to be blamed, it’s chemistry as the batteries that we rely on everyday life is prone to leaking and causing damage if exposed to excessive heat. This is because lithium-ion batteries store a lot of energy in a little space. Samsung has not yet revealed the exact cause that led to the recall of around 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7. Regardless of the cause, everyone in the world is going to remember a simple fact that Samsung phones explode!

Now, if sources are to be believed, the only way by which Samsung could have stopped this calamity to take place was by testing their devices & applications thoroughly. It is often said that a minor software defect can result in a major hardware defect. It could have been a possibility that a software defect could have led Samsung Note 7 to such a dramatic hardware disaster. In order to protect the devices, testing becomes mandatory. Rigorous testing on the mobile hardware and software can help the devices from facing all kinds of hardships.

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