A Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone after its battery caught fire..

Samsung has yet to provide a definitive explanation for why their Galaxy Note 7 batteries caught fire, but that didn’t stop manufacturing company Instrumental from weighing in with their own research. Instrumental dissected a Note 7 and has posited that the phone’s flammability is likely due to Samsung not leaving enough empty space around its battery. Leaving a 10% buffer around the battery, Instrumental says, is a common practice meant to prevent issues such as those experienced by the Note 7.

It is possible that Samsung’s decision to cut out this buffer space was prompted by pressure to pack in features to compete with Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus. However, we will have to wait for Samsung’s official word on the defect to get a more complete understanding of what went wrong with their device.

(Image via: TechSpot)

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