Samsung’s battery affiliate struggles after the Galaxy Note 7’s demise

When Samsung announced the first Galaxy Note 7 recall it said that a battery cell problem had been traced to one of its suppliers and that it was going to replace every single unit shipped with replacement units that had batteries from another supplier. It was later revealed in reports that the issue had been traced to the batteries supplied by Samsung SDI, the conglomerate’s battery-making affiliate, which supplied 70 percent of the battery cells required for the Galaxy Note 7. That assessment wasn’t entirely true because replacement units started catching fire as well which forced Samsung to discontinue the Galaxy Note 7 but the damage had already been done to Samsung SDI.

Reuters reports that Samsung SDI has been quietly reassuring anxious clients that the batteries it makes are safe. Potential new customers are proving harder to convince as Samsung SDI’s reputation has suffered a huge blow because of the Galaxy Note 7. This debacle also threatens the affiliate’s future plans which include developing batteries for electric cars and clean energy storage systems.

“Since the first recall, we’ve had many inquiries from our clients, including Apple, asking whether batteries used in their products are safe,” the report cites a person at SDI who was involved in the development of the Galaxy Note 7’s battery. Samsung SDI has lost nearly a fifth of its market value since the Galaxy Note 7 issue was first identified while the loss it posted in the previous quarter was more than double that of the previous year.

“We are also asking ourselves whether we should have done it (the Note 7 battery) this way, or whether there could have been other ways,” the person adds. The affiliate has now set up teams to improve product safety and has even allowed customers to check batteries which has led to temporary shipment delays for some customers.

Insiders at the affiliate tell the scribe that it had to incorporate new materials and technology to meet Samsung Electronics demand of a bigger battery for the Galaxy Note 7. “We focused on boosting battery capacity, but this could have been disadvantageous to reliability,” said one insider. Samsung is still investigating the cause of the Galaxy Note 7’s battery failures and is yet to offer a proper explanation of what went wrong.

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adreamliveoflove
10 months 1 day ago
adreamliveoflove
I actually do trust that Samsung didnt make a flaw within their overall electronics; including its schematic design of their device but if the problem is within their side it might have occurred during the manufacturing proccess of the device with issues (which involves those whom work within the factories producing them) or if the problem occured through exterior components attached too the devices; for example; wireless induction charging but with a protective case that has metal in between, or the possibility of damaged charging wires in which the microUSB cord possibly was bent many times internally frayed/shorted wire circuit… Read more »
adreamliveoflove
10 months 1 day ago
adreamliveoflove

Meant too write: the device being charged and operated ‘Simultaneously’ while decribing the ‘off-balanced’ electrical rate of the originally supplied MicroUSB cords.

mrbrady2006
10 months 1 day ago
mrbrady2006

No one is ever going to fully trust them unless Samsung shows they know exactly what went wrong

adreamliveoflove
10 months 2 days ago
adreamliveoflove

Its time for Samsung too move the 3 highlighted features of the Note7, transferred into the S7 & its Edge version; the tap-hold and magnify feature, the tap any foreign language translate feature and the third (which I dont presently remember ‘what’ but there was a third). In hope that Samsung will offer the S-pen for us, so as too have Note7 features onto the S7 & S7Edge as a sincere benefit! In consideration that many of us wanted that device along with its features; not just the blue-corral color transferred over, as an option.

o0MHJ0o
10 months 2 days ago
o0MHJ0o

3rd Party Always on Display notifications was the 3rd one

j2001m
10 months 1 day ago
j2001m

That in the beta on my s7 edge

JFreaks
10 months 2 days ago
JFreaks

GIF Maker is the third one

krym73
10 months 2 days ago
krym73

this x100,000,000

adreamliveoflove
10 months 1 day ago
adreamliveoflove

Likely an (observing) ‘business competitor’ would have tap-marked (my comment) with a negative; my requests ‘Are Good’ and they should be offerred for ‘us’ 2016, GS7 & GS7Edge device users. [Unless the observer doesnt have the recommneded replacement device offerred for the Note7; reffering to the GS7 and Edge version]! Indicates why they wouldnt want us too have the recommended benfits of Note7 features transferred over!

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