Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Battery Update: Rival LG Will Be Prime Supplier?

Reports are doing the rounds that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 battery might be supplied by the industry rival LG. Well, we just have to see the truth in the report, but looks authentic after the Note 7 nightmare.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 battery is a prime concern for the upcoming note from the tech giant. But it looks like the fears are ill-founded as Samsung may not use its own battery. Samsung will reportedly outsource its batteries for the Galaxy Note 8 to its competitor, LG. It all started with a few incidents of the Galaxy Note 7 bursting into flames, earlier in the year. The batteries were allegedly at fault. It was first speculated that the bad batteries were sourced by Samsung SDI, the battery division of Samsung. However, these speculations had little credibility when it was found that some Galaxy Note 7 phones also burst into flames that had batteries sourced by another company.

The Note 7 fiasco is still fresh in the mind of Samsung fans, and the battery fire incidents being reported again and again, the tech giant wants to take no chance. It all started with a few incidents of the Galaxy Note 7 bursting into flames, earlier in the year. The batteries were allegedly at fault. It was first speculated that the bad batteries were sourced by Samsung SDI, the battery division of Samsung. However, these speculations had little credibility when it was found that some Galaxy Note 7 phones also burst into flames that had batteries sourced by another company.

Sources in South Korea say that Samsung Electronics is considering ordering its Samsung Galaxy Note 8 battery from LG Chem. The Galaxy Note 8 could be the guinea pig in this new business experiment. After the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, Samsung has reportedly been testing different suppliers. ATL, the Chinese company, is reportedly one of the contenders for supplying Galaxy Note 8 batteries to Samsung smartphones. LG Chem, the battery division of LG and Samsung’s main rival in the smartphone business, is also a top contender for sourcing batteries to Samsung, industry sources say.

Although the talks are in its initial stages, it is probable that the two electronic giants will join hands. Considering the time it takes to design, test, and produce batteries, it is most likely that Samsung will not take the chance of doing it themselves.If all goes well, LG Chem will supply batteries for the new Galaxy Note 8 which will be launched in 2017. And Samsung certainly doesn’t want to repeat things like offering Galaxy S7/S7 Edge in place of the defective device.

The attitude of Samsung of not relying on LG for parts for its products is set for a change post the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. This shift is also allegedly because Sharp has refused to supply LCD displays for Samsung television sets. Samsung is said to have turned to its longtime rival LG for LCD panels for its TVs. These reports have not, however, been verified officially by Samsung.

With LG supplying the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 battery, it looks like this Samsung phones will no longer burst into flames.

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