Samsung had a nightmare in 2016 after the Galaxy Note 7 was caught in battery explosion scandals before it was canceled a few months later. Well. Samsung is said to source batteries from a different supplier for the much anticipated Galaxy S8.
According to WSJ, Samsung is adding a familiar name, Sony to the supplier-list of batteries for Galaxy S8. The Japanese company will become the third battery supplier of Samsung after Samsung SDI and Amperex. The much-troubled Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was using the batteries from Samsung SDI, which is mainly involved in batteries products and renewable energy.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in last year was a failure and the Korean company hopes that the Galaxy S8 is going to provide momentum in the smartphone market after the rival iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus received much praises from the consumers. Sony is actually the rival of Samsung in the smartphone market, but the company does provide camera modules and batteries to other companies in the industry.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are expected to debut either at the MWC 2017 in later this month or end of March 2017. Stay tuned for more updates from GSMinsider.com.
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