SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

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

Phone
By 

Last updated: September 5th, 2016 at 12:56 UTC+02:00

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.

Source Phone ATLGalaxy Note 7Samsung SDI
Load 16 comments

You might also like

Galaxy Z Flip 4’s batteries get pictured, bring a major upgrade

Months before the launch, information about the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the Galaxy Z Fold 4, including the design …

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 1 week ago

Samsung and Stellantis building $2.5 billion EV battery plant in India …

Samsung SDI, a division of the Samsung conglomerate, is a leading supplier of batteries for electric vehicles. …

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 4 weeks ago

Samsung may use an old, disastrous battery supplier for its foldable p …

The latest report by The Elec suggests Samsung is reviewing batteries from a Chinese company, Amperex Technolo …

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 2 months ago

Samsung is developing stacked smartphone batteries inspired by electri …

Samsung SDI’s experience in electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing could soon come into play for th …

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 months ago

Samsung likely to post 50% higher operating profit for Q1 2022

Samsung announced its Q1 2022 earnings estimates earlier today. Thanks to solid gains through semiconductor ch …

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 3 months ago

Samsung begins construction of a new EV battery plant in the US

As the world is moving towards greener technology for transportation, Samsung is also planning to make its pre …

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 3 months ago