Samsung has closed its investigation into the battery combustion issues that caused the company to discontinue the Galaxy Note 7, according to a report from The Korea Herald.
The publication states that Samsung is now reporting its findings to outside laboratories, such as the Korea Testing Laboratory and American safety certification and consulting company UL, but offers no further information on what specifically the investigation found.
In the same article, The Korea Herald reports that in an email sent to employees Mobile Chief DJ Koh is urging employees to keep a tight lid on information about Samsung’s forthcoming flagship, the Galaxy S8.
“I feel deeply regretful to hear news of the recent attempts at data breach and prototype leak,” Koh reportedly wrote, adding: “Samsung had a bitter experience due to the leak of important data — on product design and business strategies — to China and consequently suffered damages in the past.”
The Galaxy S8 is expected to debut in April, featuring (according to current leaks) a nearly bezel-less display and iris scanner.
[source]The Korea Herald[/source]