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iFixit Teardown Reveals Exploding Batteries in Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Newly launched Samsung Galaxy S9+ is found to have batteries similar to the ones in Note 7, which exploded due to overheating. The claim was made by iFixit in its teardown of Samsung’s latest smartphone.

Under the flagship of Samsung, the newest smartphone Galaxy S9+ is one of the most hyped smartphones of the year. With its launch, several speculations were made related to its features and how different it is from the competitors. More specifically, it was claimed that Samsung has surpassed the Apple’s camera technology. However, the battery remained the concern.

The internet was flooded with experts performing several tests on the phone. From comparison tests to the drop test, experts left no stone unturned to know everything about the latest launch.

Before the release, Samsung claimed that the smartphone has an improved and increased battery life. Latest tests by iFixit revealed that the battery used by the Samsung Galaxy S9+ is similar to the Galaxy S8+ and the infamous Note 7, which had the problem of exploding.

They found that the battery is a 3.85V, 3500mAh unit that weighs 13.48 Wh. In the teardown test, the battery read the same numbers as the exploding ones. However, experts say that this does not specify that the battery used in Galaxy S9+ is at risk.

In the year 2016, there was a lot of hoax on the batteries exploding and with the open risk of catching fire. These were possible due to overheating. Since then, Samsung has taken the game very seriously and brought numerous changes in their design and features.

It is evident that Samsung has avoided any major improvements on its battery. Neither security was enhanced, nor capacity increased. Probably, Samsung is still worried about the old vulnerability of Note 7, which had exploding batteries. Indeed, there is an improvement in charging time, but experts have doubts about it lasting a day long.

Samsung, once again, isn’t pushing the boundaries of its battery capacity, perhaps understandably given its missteps with the explosion-prone Galaxy Note 7. However, it has slightly improved charging times, according to the tests.

On the repair-ability scale, iFixit marks it 4 on 10, where 10 indicates easiest to be repaired. However, iFixit also said that nobody would try to replace the battery. Also replacing would be difficult since the brand has used a lot of adhesive in order to keep everything at place. They have taken a lot of care in terms of safety of the user.

iFixit Teardown Reveals Exploding Batteries in Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus 1

The tests performed by the experts show that this is yet another hyped smartphone launched in the year, which has not much to offer.

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