Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Samsung Galaxy S8 News & Update: Note 7 Battery Issue Affects Samsung-SDI Relation? Devices Could Get Delayed Indefinitely

Nov 30, 2016 10:45 AM EST | By Ritwik Roy

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  • Samsung has run into battery trouble yet again and this time it’s not with any of its devices but its battery provider SDI after the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 disaster.
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Samsung has run into battery trouble yet again and this time it's not with any of its devices but its battery provider SDI after the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 disaster. This can lead to a delay in the release of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 devices. The battery-making arm of Samsung is under tremendous pressure as it is now answerable for the fiasco.

Even companies such as Apple are also questioning the efficacy of the batteries provided by SDI. Going by the reports, it seems that Samsung and SDI are not in a position to continue business as before and that will definitely have negative impacts on upcoming Samsung devices such as Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8.

SDI's reputation is at stake and the company fears it's going to lose both existing and potential customers. According to Digital Trends, the in-house battery-making arm is trying to assure its customers that its batteries are safe to use. Even though SDI has not directly come into limelight, Samsung's decision to stop using its batteries has put plenty of indirect blame on SDI.

"Since the first recall, we've had many inquiries from our clients, including Apple, asking whether batteries used in their products are safe," a source close to SDI told Reuters. It has also been reported that after the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle, SDI has lost about a fifth of its market value. Samsung has not directly blamed SDI but is now reluctant in continuing the partnership with them. However, this could mean more problems for the South Korean device maker.

Rumors are already rife that Samsung will soon be releasing the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 handsets. There is tremendous expectation surrounding the devices. Samsung needs to quickly take a decision or else all the line-up devices will get delayed.

Stay tuned on GameNGuide for more updates on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 devices.

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