Samsung reportedly discarding Samsung SDI batteries for Galaxy Note 7

Samsung reportedly discarding Samsung SDI batteries for Galaxy Note 7
Although Samsung announced it will replace all Galaxy Note 7 smartphones shipped, the South Korean handset maker has yet to comment on whether or not the cost of the recall will be covered by the company that provided the faulty hardware, or at least a part of it.

Samsung SDI is the name of the company that supplies the battery for 70% of the Galaxy Note 7 devices, while the other 30% are supplied by Chinese battery maker ATL.

Unfortunately, Samsung SDI did not manage to strengthen its position as a top battery provided in the smartphone industry mainly due to competitors such as LG Chem and ATL.

However, it looks like this year Samsung was willing to give SDI its moment of glory and decided to make it the main battery supplier for the Galaxy Note 7. Sadly, Samsung's decision was quite unfortunate for both consumers and the company iteself.

After a series of reports on fires related to the phone's battery, Samsung announced the recall of the Galaxy Note 7. According to a new report coming from South Korea, “for the global recall of 2.5 million units, Samsung SDI is expected to bear the expense for most of the battery parts.”

Lee Seung-hyuck, an analyst from Korea Investment & Securities said that Samsung's SDI operating loss could reach $16 million, counting the possible sales decline of Galaxy Note 7 as well.

On top of that, Samsung has reportedly decided to ramp up Galaxy Note 7 battery orders manufactured by ATL and drop its affiliate Samsung SDI battery altogether.

Sources from Samsung Electronics were also cited saying that “as a follow-up of the battery issue, we decided to temporally stop using Samsung SDI’s battery for Galaxy Note 7.”

source: Korea Herald

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1. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

LOLOLOL either they are named the same or that's a Division of Samsung. Massive disaster for Samsung.

2. cosmin.v

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 22, 2016

Yes, they are an affiliate company.

13. Kumar123 unregistered

That's what they get for rushing to release a phone without proper testing. LOL. Serve them Right. Now 70% Note 7 owners are in dangers. I see no real effort to claim all those faulty Note 7 back. Consumer report also criticized Samsung for the apparent lack of effort to stop selling products. Typical Samsung response, pretend to be all sincere on the online but in real life they are doing $hit. And their paid bloggers and fanboys trying to downplay this incident and trying divert this into a praising scenario, Dumb Fu*kers.

28. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

And you are just a pathetic cocksucking moron....

35. Kumar123 unregistered

Says the Pathetic Robot that sucks the Samsung cock..

29. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

Agree to the first paragraph. But 2nd paragraph is BS.

31. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I like how the Samsung trolls here defended Samsung and downplayed it by saying that it was the fault of 'USB type C', not Samsung. Then they said nothing was wrong because it were only a few Note 7's. Then it turned out to be 35 exploding units (which is still way too low I think) and they blamed the battery maker. And now that battery maker turns out to be Samsung itself, that rushed to release the Note 7 without proper testing LOL. I don't have anything against Samsung, but this is such a payack to all the paid Samsung trolls on this site who have been trolling all non-samsung phones for a long time.

36. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

"70% Note 7 owners are in dangers"..ignoring the bad grammar...where did you get this figure from?

37. Kumar123 unregistered

"Samsung SDI is the name of the company that supplies the battery for 70% of the Galaxy Note 7 devices". The same company whose faulty battery cell that causes the fire. So he is right in this regard. Pretty much all the 70% note 7 user are in dangers. Now Samsung trying to blame a Vietnami's company ITM Semiconductor for their failure yet at the same time distancing themself from their own company. OH, the hypocrisy of Samsung knows no bound.

23. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Samsung is replacing all of them why do you care? What difference does it make?

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because he doesn't care. He just found something tontroll. SAMSUNG has offered to replace them all whether they will explode or not. He is just a stupid ignorant lonely basement living SOB without a life, job or woman He doesn't care about the phone, he doesn't own one, or had plans to buy one Don't feed the trolls. Just ignore them!

32. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

You can't ignore them. Bash them with facts.

3. romeo1

Posts: 814; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Im not sure but isn't it their own battery than? Sounds to me like they are hiding behind their the company names. So if the battery is wrong it's not the fault of samsung mobile but of samsung sdi. Just man up and apologise for the mistake the company has made i don't believe many people will drop the note.

4. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Why being so innocent??

5. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Ummm...They did man up.

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You don't seem to understand what is so simple. First off they aren't hiring behind their own companies name. Samsung is a conglomerate made up of independent company's whom pay to.use the Samsung name This company makes batteries. They use the Samsung name. Yes they are part of Samsung LTD Look up the word subsidiary and you will understand.

40. romeo1

Posts: 814; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

I think i understand now. So samsung exists in different branches with each being there own company. The only thing they share is the name? So samsung mobile has to pay for the battery's like say apple has to? Is it the same with their cpu?

6. mudcat626

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

Samsung didn't make the batteries, the fan boys, say, LOL, just read another Note 7 blew up in Australia, first for the country, I am sure there will be more.......

9. Kumar123 unregistered

Samsung biggest fanboy Hallyu aka Trojon_horse claimed that it's either Apple or Chinese's companies fault Note 7 battery is blowing up. This news will make his a@@ burn. LOL.

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

You idiot! I'm not Hallyu. Watch your mouth... Or, did you miss me so much, man? Lulz

17. Kumar123 unregistered

Keep saying that you piece of $hit. You and arte-8800 are the herpes of Phonearena. Keep getting your account closed but Keep coming back to open another accounts.

7. Kumar123 unregistered

Wow, So Samsung's battery division is responsible for that Low Class Low Quality battery, nothing is on the Chinese companies. LOL, I think this news will make A Chinese patriot extremely happy.

8. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Wonder how much this would of cost if the battery was removable in comparison to the sealed battery and all they would have to send out is a new battery and not exchange the whole device ...

10. zex999

Posts: 92; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

I bet Samsung is regretting having a non-removable battery now. Maybe other manufacturers should reconsider having non-removable batteries.

16. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

I highly doubt. The bad battery issue is limited to Note 7. Thats a drop in a bucket when compared to all the non removable Samsung phones. Actually with non removable batteries it has saved them tons of headaches and bad press from clueless people buying cheap knock offs and ruining their phones.

20. zex999

Posts: 92; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

How does a non-removable battery help with cheap knock offs and ruining their phones? Their are plenty of Samsung knock offs with non-removable batteries?

15. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

But but whatever Samsung makes is amazing and top quality.. They made over 2 million phones without even checking if the batteries are good.

21. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Lets stop.trolling it bappened and samsung are dealing with it period

22. farraj

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 04, 2016

I don't have Note7 can I change it.

26. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I have a Note7. I have not experienced any overheating, let alone an explosion. I'm taking my chances and keep it. I don't see the necessity to return it.

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