According to reports, Samsung has already contracted Sony to make batteries for its next-gen flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S8. Moreover, the other two suppliers are said to be Samsung SDI and Amperex Technology. Both of them had supplied faulty batteries for the Galaxy Note 7, however, Samsung and its suppliers have since beefed up quality assurance and safety procedures to avoid a repeat of the Note 7 disaster.
Samsung Was Impressed Of Sony's Lithium-ion Batteries
After months of investigation, Samsung announced a detailed analysis into what caused the Galaxy Note 7 to burst into flames, blaming the malfunction on two separate battery disaster. Sony has reportedly snapped only a small portion of the total order. Samsung was really impressed with the performance and reliability of the Japanese company's lithium-ion batteries. According to a source, it was reported that Samsung was in talks with Murata Manufacturing for the supply of Galaxy S8 batteries. Nikkei added that Murata would be responsible for 2%-8% of the total orders only. Neither Sony nor Samsung has officially confirmed the supply agreement. Interestingly, Murata contracted Sony's lithium-ion battery division last year. The deal is yet to be finalized, though. Once antitrust regulators approve the acquisition, Murata will take over from Sony. It would only mean that Sony would benefit from the Samsung orders for a limited time only.
Samsung Galaxy S8: Expected Design, Specs And Features
It seems that every tech enthusiast is expecting great things from the Galaxy S8, with rumors that the device will come with a dual-lens camera, a 4200mAh battery, a massive 6GB of RAM, an iris scanner, an AI assistant and with a curved QHD or 4K screen design. Samsung might use Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835. It will also sport a 30-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization and a 9-megapixel front-facing snapper. Additionally, there will be a new version of fast charging or fast wireless charging that will be expected from Samsung's most anticipated smartphone of this year.