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Here's Why The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Fiasco May Have Been A Good Thing

7 February 2017, 8:31 am EST By Vincent Lanaria Tech Times
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The whole Galaxy Note 7 fiasco was one of the biggest pieces of news to make the headlines in 2016, and considering the immensity and nature of it all, that shouldn't come as much of a surprise.

As everyone may know, it was a difficult time for Samsung and consumers who bought the phablet alike, but that doesn't necessarily mean that nothing positive has come out of it.

Based on some points that Computerworld is presenting, the debacle may have been a good thing.

Awareness Of The Inherent Dangers Of Lithium-Ion Batteries Raised

When numerous reports of the Galaxy Note 7 exploding became widespread, a ton of people started getting wary of their phones.

Of course, catching fire isn't limited to just Samsung devices, as there have been cases involving iPhones and other handsets too. Also, the issue isn't exclusive to just smartphones, as practically anything loaded with lithium-ion batteries has a chance to combust, including e-cigarettes, hoverboards, and many others.

At any rate, people became aware of the risks that these cells pose, especially when they're mishandled or defective, and having everyone informed of the dangers is nothing but a good sign.

Industry Standards May Start Going Up

Another bright side worth noting is how manufacturers have a sort of motivation to up their game, arguably to avoid facing a similar disaster that was the Galaxy Note 7.

For instance, LG is fitting the G6 with thermal pipes, going to great lengths to make sure it doesn't overheat or, heaven forbid, explode.

Samsung Takes Extensive Tests To Ensure Galaxy S8 Quality

As expected, some consumers have lost their faith in Samsung because of the Galaxy Note 7 blunder, and to regain everybody's trust, the South Korean company will have to go all out in making the Galaxy S8 the best it can be — in terms of safety, at the very least.

Regardless, Samsung has implemented an eight-point battery safety check, and it intends to use the assessment method for all its other products moving forward. More than that, it's reportedly going to equip the upcoming flagship with thermal pipes too, just like LG.

Long story short, the smartphone maker is taking major steps to guarantee a successful Galaxy S8, which may just be one of the most considerable QA tests in the business.

Recap

To sum things up, more people now know about battery safety; many manufacturers in the market may have already started improving the quality of their products, including Samsung and LG; and Samsung is bringing forward its A-game when it comes to the Galaxy S8 and other future devices.

Needless to say, these are merely silver linings, and they by no means discount the difficulties and hassle the Galaxy Note 7 put on both Samsung and users, particularly the potential danger that the latter was put in.

What do you think of the entire mess starring the phablet, and these comforting prospects of sorts? Feel free to drop by our comments section below and let us know.

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