Batteries from Samsung SDI won’t be used in the Galaxy Note 7 temporarily

After the Galaxy Note 7 battery fiasco, Samsung Electronics has decided to temporarily stop using batteries from Samsung SDI in the Galaxy Note 7. This news comes straight out of the company’s homeland South Korea. Various analysts predict that the Galaxy Note 7 recall could cost Samsung as much as $1 billion.

Samsung SDI provides around 70 percent of batteries used in the Galaxy Note 7. The rest of them are supplied by Chinese battery manufacturer ATL. After reports of explosions in multiple Galaxy Note 7 units due to faulty batteries, Samsung had to recall over two million units.

Samsung is expected to increase the order of battery units from ATL for the rest of the Galaxy Note 7 devices. Samsung SDI stock price has dropped 2.76 percent after reports of faulty batteries. Samsung SDI reportedly started developing non-removable batteries back in 2014 but failed to offer the required number of units for the Galaxy S6 as rivals ATL and LG Chemicals fared better in supplying the stock.

Lee Seung-hyuck, an analyst at Korea Investment & Securities, said, “For the global recall of 2.5 million units, Samsung SDI is expected to bear the expense for most of the battery parts. Together with the possible sales decline of Galaxy Note 7, Samsung SDI’s operating loss may stand at around 18 billion won ($16 million) in the third quarter.


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9 months 19 days ago

There are rumors about samsung galaxy and note launch maybe after this once a year 1 product. Because Although the numerous phone in year. it is not tested enough products.The Samsung phone configuration should resolve the problem

9 months 19 days ago

I understand all the strokg opinions about the lack of removable battery and I too want a removable battery. Haven said that, I’m using the international Note 7 and itz5an awesome phone.

9 months 19 days ago

If the Note 7 had removable battery Samsung would have saved themselves a lot of trouble (and money).

The sad part is that even after this they probably won’t bring removable batteries back.

9 months 19 days ago

This sounds like Clinton’s speech at the court hearing “no, I did not have a relationship with Monica Lewinski”, after some previous article was denying that Samsung SDI produced the faulty batteries. And all the fanboys were screaming, yea cheap 3rd party manufacturer then, or fake phone! Well it turns out Samsung made the faulty batteries, and the other 3rd party manufacturer didn’t, and the phones were also not fake :)
Sorry for being childish, but I am really glad this happened. Maybe they will rethink the ammount of development spent on beautifying a device, and invest it better in its usability, stability and safety …
They forgot to innovate, in favor of trying to hook the media and the Apple fanboys with magical new features which barely work, under special conditions and circumstances, instead of its always loyal fanbase and their tried and true feature set – which propelled them to the position they have today. Sad …
The day when Samsung will have a competitor on the Note series with the Wacom digitizer (VR they already got / soon will have, by selling of their VR concepts to other companies like Alcatel, and other), they’ll loose the grip entirely, in any countries other than “developping countries” (countries with people who start to afford more expensive phones and do not know already that there are plenty of decent, cheaper alternatives or who buy the more expensive phones just to show their newly attained financial status, even if they downsize their budgets for everything else – comming from such a country unfortunately … and it is really a sad thing to see).
Hell, I’d even hug Tizen or any other OS if there would be a revamped (upgraded processing power) competitor of the Note 2/3/4 on the market.

9 months 18 days ago

Well said.

9 months 19 days ago

Now every news is full of complaints about non removable battery.. You can complain but the market chose nonremovable battery.. It would be better if we could have non removable battery and premium design and quality but right now we can’t.. Lg tried with G5 with terrible results…What is exactly your solution?

9 months 19 days ago

the issue about removeable batteries is you don´t know if you purchased an original one or a cheap rip-off. Even the sellers don´t know

9 months 19 days ago

Ahem … I really do hope that samsung’s webshop should have original components, and everything else is at the user’s fault …

9 months 19 days ago

Everyone here complaining about Samsung but no one appreciates how they are controlling this situation by recalling the phones.

Did Apple recall all the iphones that got bent? There’s a touch issue going on now with the iphones (Google it) Apple is quiet about it..

Atleast Samsung didn’t abandon the Note users like Apple did with iphone 5 after it had issues (Why do you think only 5s is popular ha?)

Bunch of blind fanboys..

9 months 19 days ago

i have links to over a dozen iphone fire stories but they won’t approve it maybe there writing a comparison story with it

9 months 19 days ago

Ahem, does the touch issue burn houses down? Can the touch issue blow up in your face while you use the Gear VR? It is annoying, yes, but it does not jeopardise your safety in any way (not that I care much for Apple toys). And on the side of Samsung acknowledging things … Note 4 was left on 5.0.2 (a buggy and slowish version of Android for a long time ~ 1 year, until they moved to something more stable, which made the phone usable again). And the Galaxy Alpha never saw anything past its single upgrade to the same buggy 5.0.2 (which still never got fixed) – but since not many people have that phone, Samsung could not care less … and since we’re past the 18 months, the case is closed, you cannot even complain to their tech support.

9 months 19 days ago

Google apple device catches fires and be humbled

9 months 19 days ago

Cost of removable battery x 2.5 million units V price of phone x 2.5 million = the price to be paid for pandering to those who want a pretty “premium” phone.
Nothing wrong with a plastic back- far grippier than current S range surfaces, plus when in a case, you can’t see the back. And the phones are only water RESISTANT, not WATERPROOF. I never let my phone anywhere near water/moisture.

9 months 20 days ago

No wonder Elon Musk won’t be getting batteries from Samsung SDI. A big lesson for making the battery non-removable. Samsung, think again… still want to go the non-removable route? If you still want to use glass back for beauty, it still can be done with “slide open”.

9 months 19 days ago

Oh you mean the Elon Musk who raised the Gigafactory accompanied by Panasonic, which belongs to japanese Matsushita Electric, which suppllied Nokia with Batteries and caused them to recall 46 Million batterys in 2007, the largest battery recall in consumer electronics history?

9 months 19 days ago

Hummm no. It’s equation not close.
“Slide + IP67 + very slim + glass = fail”
But…. “Slide + IP67 + very slim – glass = :)
Aluminum is a solution.

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