Samsung has completed its internal investigation into what went wrong with the Galaxy Note 7’s design, with its findings reported to outside laboratories like Korea Testing Laboratory and UL. Samsung has said previously they would release their findings publically before the end of the year, but now Samsung’s mobile business chief Koh Dong-jin is calling for tighter security from his employees.
In an email sent to Samsung employees on December 15th, Koh stated that recent attempts to leak a prototype due to a data breach at Samsung has left him feeling “deeply regretful.” Koh called for his employees to use caution to help avoid the leak of corporate information as the company prepares for the release of the Galaxy S8.
Koh was quick to remind employees of past leaks that resulted in product design and business strategies being leaked to Chinese competitors. Right now the information we have on the Galaxy S8 is speculation at best, but some rumors are suggesting the device will feature a bezel-less, curved display along with the Note 7’s iris scanner. It’s also been rumored that Samsung will abandon the 3.5mm headphone jack just as Apple did with its iPhone 7.