Samsung's new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, is about to go into production, but it does not seem to have finally decided which battery to use, but the industry speculates it will continue to buy from the Samsung SDI group only if market demand exceeds expectations Will use another battery supplier's product.
Now is the beginning of February, but Samsung seems to have not decided which supplier to use the battery. Samsung's Samsung SDI is one of the Galaxy Note 7 battery suppliers, but the two suppliers for the Note 7 production of the battery there are security risks, the Samsung seems to want Galaxy S8 battery supply chain more diversified.
The new flagship smartphone may be released in mid-April, which means that it will soon begin mass production. Samsung Korea is considering using a battery from Japan-based Murata Manufacturing Co., which acquired Sony's battery subsidiary in June last year, Korean media Business Korea said. In addition, Samsung is also considering to continue to use the ATL battery, ATL Galaxy Note 7 is another battery supplier.
"We are still discussing whether to use Japanese suppliers' batteries when using Samsung SDI batteries, and we have not yet decided whether to use Chinese ATL batteries at the same time," a Samsung official said. & Rdquo;
Samsung Galaxy S8 believe the industry will mainly use Samsung SDI battery. If the market demand exceeds expectations, Samsung will use another battery supplier's products.
A few weeks ago, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 7 fire accident investigation results. Samsung claims that the explosion in Note 7 was due to a flaw in the battery design, and it also announced a new 8-point test plan, which is said to improve battery quality. Samsung is expected to use this program to ensure Galaxy S8 battery safety.
Samsung will be held at the end of March an Unpacked product launch to release Galaxy S8, and then in mid-April at the same time launch the phone in multiple markets.