Mar 29, 2017 03:18 PM EDT
Samsung's new flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, are set to flood the market next week. However, some safety concerns still linger following the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. The South Korean tech giant has enforced an 8-point battery safety check to prevent future battery-related problems.
Samsung's 8-point battery safety check is designed to improve upon current international safety standards with regards to battery manufacturing. According to CNet, Samsung is hoping that their new battery safety system can "increase the level of standard of excellence regarding lithium ion batteries."
The world's largest phone maker is hoping that the other major players in the industry would adopt the 8-point battery safety check to ensure that the consumers would receive safe and efficient mobile phones. The Samsung S8 and S8 Plus, which incidentally have just been launched just mere hours ago, were among the first Samsung devices subjected to the 8-point battery safety check.
Samsung decided to develop the 8-point battery safety check following a series of reported battery meltdowns that occurred in the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 line. According to Forbes, Gerbrand Ceder, a material science and engineering professor at the University of California at Berkley, along with other experts in this field, were tapped by Samsung to develop the 8-point battery safety check.
The other tech giants are bound to benefit from Samsung's experience regarding its failure on the Note 7. That said, it makes sense for the other companies to follow Samsung's lead in utilizing the 8-point battery safety check in order to supply safer devices to the consumers. Also, Samsung's 8-point battery safety check is not only applicable to the electronics industry so its potential as a possible new industry standard is high. So why aren't these companies using Samsung's 8-point battery safety check?
Other companies are confident that their safety checks are reliable enough to prevent incidents like the one suffered by the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. While some companies like LG acknowledges that there are lessons to be learned from the Note 7 incident, others are hesitant to comment on Samsung's 8-point battery safety check.
Now that the Samsung S8 and S8 Plus are nearing its official release, some fans are certainly eagerly awaiting news regarding the battery performance of Samsung's new flagship devices. And if the 8-point battery safety check has done what it's supposed to do, then Samsung can finally bury the embarrassment that was the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
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