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The Galaxy S8 could pack an LG Chem battery

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.

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Tokher
Tokher

Samsung Already have Bad luck with Note 7. Removable batteries in S8 or any Mobile means everyone can put third party batteries in mobile and start crying after fee days that it’s Samsung fault that charging won’t last for even 4. 5 hours or my mobile just blew up.

Ginge22
Ginge22

Make it removable for the Note 8 and I’ll buy Samsung again. If not, you’ve lost me.

maccyb
maccyb

Well then, you won’t be buying Samsung again then. I don’t think they’ll be worrying to much whether they lose you or not. Sales have increased substantially since dropping them in the S6 and S7 series.

maccyb
maccyb

It may have been a design fault that burned the batteries rather than the batteries themselves. A second recall of devices with different batteries almost proves the batteries were not at fault. This is just speculation at this point.

leomaxi
leomaxi

oks LG Chem into Note 7x??

Tokher
Tokher

Make your own batteries use able.
Samsung have plenty of time to do that.

TyH97
TyH97

Samsung STI? SDI?