Customers everywhere loved Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 when it was released a couple of years back. But it turned out that the phablet loved doing something tragic: it loved burning up.

Galaxy Note 7 exploded as often as it wanted, and this resulted in several tragic incidents for users. Samsung would not come out publicly to acknowledge this unfortunate aspect of the big phone, but the South Korean electronics company was hard to put to understanding why the Note 7 would blow up at the slightest opportunity.

Larger Battery size may have caused Galaxy Note 7’s Explosions

Just earlier this week, Samsung officially released the Galaxy Note 8 and it revealed something that may have been wrong with the ill-fated Note 7: larger battery size. The Galaxy Note 7 was packed with a 3,500 mAh battery while the new Galaxy Note 8 is packed with 3,300 mAh battery.

The standard among phone manufacturers is that newer models of a device comes with stronger and more powerful batteries, but installing a lesser battery than that of its predecessor indicates that massive battery size may have been the reason behind the Note 7’s frequent burnouts.

Asked why the newer Galaxy Note 8 has a lesser battery size than its predecessor the Note 7, Samsung Mobile chief DJ Koh noted that one of the reasons was because the newer battery has a 10-nanometer processor.

This means the phone’s battery efficiency has now been boosted by as much as 30% performance without the need for larger battery size.

Larger Batteries are good, but they carry unwanted Safety Risks

According to Koh, Samsung thought it better to reduce battery size with Galaxy Note 8 because it ships with a 10-nanometer processor that enhances its performance by 30%.

To this extent, users are also at liberty to adjust their battery use to tally with how much they use smartphones so as to increase overall battery efficiency.

"The phone will maintain more than 95 percent of Battery Capacity even after two years of use,” he added.

This basically reveals the fact that larger batteries such as the 3,500 mAh are desirable, but they come with unwanted safety risks.

Whether the Note 8 will also explode once in a while remains to be seen, but its lesser battery size indicates size is culpable in Note 7’s frequent explosion.

Electronic manufacturers all agree that batteries explode in use when it generates too much heat, even though they also seek ways to ensure lesser heat is generated.