After the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, Samsung could seek help from LG for Galaxy S8 batteries
Two Galaxy Note 7 recalls has put an end to an actually pretty solid device that Samsung could've sold by the millions. Unfortunately, the handset maker still can't determine the cause of exploding Galaxy Note 7 phones.
During the first recall Samsung blame the faulty battery for these explosions and decided to switch from Samsung SDI, the supplier of the Galaxy Note 7 batteries, to a Chinese company, ATL.
After the second recall, it's very hard to believe that the batteries inside the Galaxy Note 7 are the only components that cause the phone to overheat and eventually explode. However, it looks like Samsung is considering a third battery supplier for its upcoming Galaxy S8.
A new report coming from Samsung's own home turf claims Samsung executives are now saying that they are “looking at diverse suppliers, including LG Chem.”
This won't be the first time that Samsung makes business with LG, its main compatriot competitor, as some of its smartphones are using camera modules from LG Innotek, a company that's part of the LG Group.
The deal between Samsung and LG hasn't been inked yet, so it remains to be seen if the companies are willing to set their rivalries aside and work together once again.