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Samsung May Use LG Chem Batteries in Galaxy S8

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It seems that Samsung is putting all its effort to make Galaxy S8 a great and safe phone. After the Galaxy Note 7 battery problem, Samsung is now looking into new suppliers for safer batteries.

A new report suggests that Samsung is in discussion with LG Chem to diversify its battery suppliers for the upcoming phones. Samsung primarily depended on Samsung SDI and China’s ATL for batteries in the past.

“We are looking at diverse suppliers, including LG Chem,” a Samsung executive was quoted as saying to a local news paper.

Samsung recalled the Galaxy Note 7 phone from all over the world because of exploding batteries. In the first recall the company concluded that the batteries from its own subsidy Samsung SDI has issues. But later the safer Galaxy Note 7 – which uses Chines ATL batteries, also started to explode.

This lead to complete recall of the product and the company stop sell and production of the device.

Sources say the deal is not final yet and there is no final contract inked between Samsung and LG.

Samsung and LG are competitors in almost all consumer products ranging from smartphone to home appliances. These company rarely use rival parts in their products. But the recent development may change this.


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