Samsung reportedly discarding Samsung SDI batteries for Galaxy Note 7
posted by Cosmin V. / Sep 05, 2016, 8:04 AM
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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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.
posted on Sep 05, 2016, 8:17 AM 7
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Yes, they are an affiliate company.
posted on Sep 05, 2016, 8:22 AM 0
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. http://www.cnet.com/news/consu
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.
posted on Sep 05, 2016, 8:58 AM 9
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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.
posted on Sep 05, 2016, 11:23 AM 3
"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.
posted on Sep 05, 2016, 1:21 PM 1
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Samsung is replacing all of them why do you care? What difference does it make?
posted on Sep 05, 2016, 10:15 AM 2
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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!
posted on Sep 05, 2016, 10:20 AM 1
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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.
posted on Sep 05, 2016, 8:24 AM 6
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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.
posted on Sep 05, 2016, 10:23 AM 1
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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?
posted on Sep 05, 2016, 9:00 PM 0
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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.......
posted on Sep 05, 2016, 8:44 AM 5
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.
posted on Sep 05, 2016, 8:50 AM 1
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I bet Samsung is regretting having a non-removable battery now. Maybe other manufacturers should reconsider having non-removable batteries.
posted on Sep 05, 2016, 8:51 AM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 05, 2016, 9:00 AM 0
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I don't have Note7 can I change it.
posted on Sep 05, 2016, 9:34 AM 0
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