After the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, Samsung could seek help from LG for Galaxy S8 batteries

After the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, Samsung could seek help from LG for Galaxy S8 batteries
Samsung is not over yet with the Galaxy Note 7, despite the fact that the South Korean company has already announced it has halted production of sales of the smartphone. Last week, there were around 1.9 million Galaxy Note 7 units in the hand of customers and Samsung wants to get them all and either replace them with other Galaxy smartphones or simply offer full refunds to those owning them.

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.

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16 Comments

1. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Don't do it LG, they're going to bring you down with them.

5. drunkenjay

Posts: 1657; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

lg is already down.

8. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

LG is slowly recovering again. LG is the best in battery technology.

9. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

You sure? Not Sony's ATL batteries?

15. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 595; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Sony definitely wins in the battery categories.

16. shaprack

Posts: 16; Member since: Jun 20, 2016

No Now LG takes the lead from Sony in batteries, The good quality powerbank contains Batteries from Lg and Xiaomi also uses LG batteries in their powerbank

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Asking help for someone who could do it better.

3. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Hopefully the last Galaxy S phone and then Samsung will stop manufacturing smartphones.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That's absurd. I dislike Sammy as much as the next weirdo....but they won't be thrown completely out of the game by just one mishandling. Plus, their phones are pretty damn decent (when they function properly at least) and Apple needs the competition in the premium market.

10. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Samsung phones become dangerous. Everyday we hear an explosion of a model. It is clear that they are using some technologies that push their phones to explode (maybe the fast charging technology). Apple can compete with the others like Google Pixel for example.

11. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Apple is incredibly behind at this point, the battery, camera, screen and arguably OS on the Pixel are more advanced then that on the Iphone 7. I like apple, they've revolutionised in so many ways. but they've lost it. It seems profit is more important then customers...

6. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Samsung have been copying the tech from different tech companies. They coppied the Apple chips and Snapdragon chips in process of making and made their own chips. now apple and Snapdragon opting out of sammy wait to see their processors will be also become crap. Now sammy want to copy battery tech too...

7. iFartarena

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Every companies copy each others. Look at Apple they did it so much and they even lost to how many law sued already. s**t didn't they wanted to copy electric car from Tesla but didnt work out?

12. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

Samsung made snapdragon and apple chipsets so how are they copying from what they made?

13. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Hopefully battery life doesn't suffer because of this partnership

14. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

LG and their burdensome UI is the reason for their battery life issues, not the batteries themselves.

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