Samsung: faulty batteries caused Note 7 phones to catch fire

Samsung has today confirmed that the overheating of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones were caused by faults with their batteries.

Samsung: faulty batteries caused Note 7 phones to catch fire

The Korean tech giant recalled the phones last October, after customers complained the devices were emitting smoke and catching fire. 

In a statement, Samsung said it "concluded that batteries were found to be the cause of the Note 7 incidents" in an investigation it said lasted several months.

During a press conference in Seoul today, DJ Koh, president of mobile communications business at Samsung Electronics, discussed the investigation. 

Koh said:  "Today, more than ever, we are committed to earning the trust of our customers through innovation that redefines what is possible in safety, and as a gateway to unlimited possibilities and incredible new experiences."