Samsung Galaxy S8 To Be Powered By LG's Battery Technology

By Michael Augustin , Updated Dec 20, 2016 03:39 AM EST
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Samsung has just recently concluded their official investigation on the Galaxy Note 7 explosions. Sources have continually pinpointed the battery as the cause for these incidents, while an engineering company blames the phone's internal design. The company has previously sourced its batteries from its own subsidiary and another supplier. However, recent reports suggest that Samsung might source its batteries from LG by 2017 to power its Galaxy S8.

 Gamenguide previously reported that the Galaxy Note 7's internal design was tagged as the most probable culprit. The phone's aggressive push for a slimmer size with better battery performance has apparently gone the wrong way. As experts have indicated, the note 7 barely had enough space to account for battery expansion. They speculate that Samsung was aware of the design risk but still went ahead with production. Samsung still has not publicly released the results of their official investigation, but it seems they won't take another risk with their batteries and are reportedly in talks with LG's chemical unit.

Beginning next year, Samsung could be sourcing their battery directly from their rival LG. That would mean its upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 series and Galaxy Note 8.0 follow up will be powered by LG's battery technology. PhoneArena reports that a source says "There is a strong chance that LG will start supplying smartphone batteries to Samsung around the second half of next year." Speculations point out that Samsung attempted to avoid any transactions with their rival because of professional pride. After Sharp stopped supplying LCD displays for the company, LG willingly took their place as main supplier.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 was supposed to be a flagship smartphone that would outshine other brands this year. It seems bad decisions were made from an engineering standpoint, which greatly affected the company's image and sales numbers. Perhaps it is time for Samsung to get back on track and take its rightful place as the top smartphone brand with the Galaxy S8.

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