Samsung Ditches Long-Time Battery Production Partner for Galaxy Note8 Batteries Thanks to Note7 Recall Tragedy

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Aug 21, 2017
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Though there have been no battery-related issues from the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the Galaxy Note8 will also serve as a superstitious history lesson for Samsung given the mammoth loss the company had to bear following the Note7 battery recall phase. Those who fail to learn from history will always repeat it and Samsung did not reach to such an echelon of the tech industry by making mistakes. As a result, the company will not be working with its long-time battery supplier for the Note8 and instead has found two suitable alternatives to make up that void.

Samsung Ditches ATL for Galaxy Note8 Batteries – Will Now Rely on Samsung SDI and Japan’s Murata Manufacturing

An industry source told ET News (via The Investor) on the current business relationship status between Samsung and ATL.

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“The two firms failed to narrow their differences on key issues such as handling of unused batteries and related compensation. It may be possible for them to continue partnership on budget phones or some models for overseas markets, but flagship phones will not use ATL batteries. ATL appears to be under pressure about purchasing additional testing equipment under Samsung’s tightened quality control.”

After introducing its 8-Point Battery Safety check, ATL will be under immense pressure to upgrade its testing equipment or risk going out of Samsung’s business partnership foray. With a number of phones the Korean tech giant has sold following the release of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, it will be a very poor business-related decision should the manufacturer decline the request.

Samsung SDI and Murata Manufacturing will provide 80 and 20 percent of the Note8’s batteries, respectively. The flagship phablet will have a cell capacity of 3,300mAh, and with the 10nm FinFET SoC coupled with 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM pairing, users should be able to experience increased screen-on time.

Are you sold on Samsung’s new battery-testing idea to the point where you will upgrade to a Galaxy Note8? Tell us your thoughts down in the comments right away.

Source: The Investor

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