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Samsung confirms faulty batteries as cause of Note 7 fires

BBC News logo BBC News 23/01/2017
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Samsung's probe into its Galaxy Note 7 fiasco has found that the overheating and burning of the phones was caused by defective batteries.

The firm had axed its iPhone rival in October last year after an earlier botched recall and re-release.

On Monday, Samsung said that neither software nor hardware other than the batteries were at fault.

The recall is thought to have cost $5.3bn (£4.3bn) and was hugely damaging for the South Korean firm's reputation.

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