After the unfortunate recall that Samsung had to go through for Note 7's battery failure, the company sure has to do everything in ensuring its next phones' safety. There's no doubt that more eyes are pointed towards the Galaxy S8 being the first flagship phone to follow the miserable Galaxy Note 7. With that said, Samsung has allegedly made a major decision of finding another battery supplier for its next flagship smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Battery Supplier
As per Sam Mobile, local reports from South Korea say that Samsung might be getting some of the Galaxy S8's battery from a new supplier. It was said that after all the fiasco that Note 7's battery has caused, Samsung has now decided to get their new batteries from a Japanese company named Murata Manufacturing Works. This manufacturer is the one responsible for Sony's battery needs since June of last year and it will now be Samsung's secondary battery supplier for the Galaxy S8. The Galaxy Note 7's battery were supplied by ATL and Samsung's own battery-making department. Right now, it was said that Samsung's own battery division will still provide Galaxy S8's batteries but Murata Manufacturing will share the same responsibility at an 8-to-2 rate.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date
With all the issues settled for the Galaxy S8's launch, Samsung now seems ready to release the new flagship phone and face all praises and criticisms. According to Android Authority, Samsung said that the Galaxy S8 won't be launched at the MWC event. However, reports suggest that it may not take a while before the S8 becomes official. It was said that this phone could be announced March and be released April. The first teaser for this new phone, however, may be able to make its way to the MWC event this month-end.