Samsung Electronics is considering using LG Chem batteries for its next flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone after an unprecedented recall of its Note 7 due to faulty batteries.
According to Maeil Business Newspaper, the company is attempting to strike a deal with LG Chem to provide the cells for what could be its only flagship smartphone to launch next year in a move to diversify its battery suppliers.
When the first recall was issued, there was speculation that Samsung could seek help from LG. But considering at least six months of development period, it was unlikely for LG batteries to be used in the Note phones at the time.
In the meantime, it makes sense for Samsung to make plans to stay away from both ATL and Samsung STI batteries and move towards LG Chem, a brand that’s stood the test of time and proved to be very reliable.