Samsung Galaxy S8 Could Come With an LG Battery

By Allan , Updated Dec 20, 2016 05:49 PM EST
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Samsung Galaxy S8 is now scheduled for release sometime in 2017 and news about its specs and features are now circulating online. One of it is Samsung opting to use batteries from LG for S8. Reports claim the company is not risking of making the same mistake with Samsung Note 7 so they decided to talk with LG for possibly supplying batteries for their unit.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Talks with LG

According to reports, Samsung is already negotiating with LG to supply batteries for Samsung Galaxy S8 and things are looking good. Although LG and Samsung have not confirmed the news, they didn’t deny it either. And if everything goes as planned, LG could already start supplying the batteries by the second half of 2017.

If this news is correct, Samsung Galaxy S8 could arrive in the last quarter of 2017 or even later if the company needs more time to test the batteries. It takes at least 6 months to complete battery testing where Samsung is expected to implement more carefully this time after the Note 7 scandal.

Samsung Note 7 Scandal

It can be remembered that Samsung Note 7 that was launched earlier this year was recalled due to faulty batteries. Many reports from consumers have reported the unit to explode unexpectedly which caused airplanes prohibiting passengers from bringing it on board. Today, Samsung has announced it will release an update that will make the unit useless to prevent any further accidents with it.

According to a Samsung executive, the company avoided purchasing products from other company like LG because of pride but they are now willing to compromise in order to make thing work for Samsung Galaxy S8. "But we can no longer let our emotions get in the way and we need to make decisions based on business feasibility." He said.

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