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

Notifications
    News for you

    The Galaxy S8 could pack an LG Chem battery

    Phone
    By 

    Last updated: October 20th, 2016 at 11:19 UTC+02:00

    It's been revealed that Samsung is considering using LG Chem batteries for the Galaxy S8. This news comes just one week after the firm announced that it's ending production of the Galaxy Note 7 after replacements started catching fire.

    According to Maeil Business Newspaper, the company is attempting to strike a deal with LG Chem to provide the cells for what could be its only flagship smartphone to launch next year in a move to diversify its battery suppliers.

    When Samsung issued its first recall of the Galaxy Note 7 back in September, it revealed that its in-house Samsung SDI batteries were the main cause of overheating and fires.

    However, shortly after replacement units with ATL cells started making their way into the hands of consumers, reports started to surface claiming that they were exploding too.

    Unfortunately, the exact cause of the second round of fires remains unknown. Samsung, together with the South Korean government are both conducting a thorough investigation into the matter, though.

    In the meantime, it makes sense for Samsung to make plans to stay away from both ATL and Samsung SDI batteries and move towards LG Chem, a brand that's stood the test of time and proved to be very reliable.

    Source Phone LG ChemSamsung Galaxy S8Samsung STI

    You might also like

    Galaxy S24 sales surpass 1 million mark in South Korea, beating Galaxy S8

    Galaxy S24 sales surpass 1 million mark in South Korea, beating Galaxy S8

    The Galaxy S24 series has received tremendous response since its launch last month. Samsung's new flagship smartphone series broke pre-order records in several countries, including India and South Korea. Samsung has revealed that the Galaxy S24 series sales have crossed 1 million in its home country in record time. Galaxy S24 sales cross 1 million […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 3 months ago
    Samsung releases new firmware update for the Galaxy S6 series

    Samsung releases new firmware update for the Galaxy S6 series

    Several old Samsung Galaxy S-series phones were suffering from the GPS issue, which the company has been fixing by delivering updates. Galaxy devices such as the Galaxy S8 from 2017, and the Galaxy S7 from 2016, have already bagged the GPS bug fix update, and now it is time for an even older series, the […]

    • By Sagar Naresh
    • 2 years ago
    Samsung releases important update for discontinued Galaxy S7 and S8

    Samsung releases important update for discontinued Galaxy S7 and S8

    Up until a couple of years ago, even Samsung flagship smartphones only received two major Android OS upgrades and three years of security updates. The company now provides the best software support of any Android OEM. Many devices now receive four Android OS upgrades and five years of security updates. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy […]

    • By Adnan Farooqui
    • 2 years ago
    5-year-old Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ get new software update

    5-year-old Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ get new software update

    Earlier this year, Samsung had removed the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ from its software support list. However, the company surprised everyone by releasing a new security update to the smartphones in September 2021. Now, the South Korean firm has released one more software update to its five-year-old phones. The Galaxy S8 and the […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 2 years ago
    T-Mobile will buy these Galaxy phones for you just for switching networks

    T-Mobile will buy these Galaxy phones for you just for switching networks

    The offer includes various Galaxy S and Galaxy Note models and comes with a prepaid card worth up to $1,000.

    • By Mihai Matei
    • 3 years ago
    Samsung surprises Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ users with new software update

    Samsung surprises Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ users with new software update

    Samsung had launched the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ four years ago, and the company had removed them from its software update list two months ago. However, the South Korean firm has now released a new update to those smartphones and managed to surprise long-time Galaxy S8 users. The Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 3 years ago