Things didn’t go too smooth for Samsung with the Galaxy Note 7 with the handset exploding while charging. This resulted in the company recalling their flagship phablet, and discontinue it to keep its cusotmers safe.
According to a new report surfacing from Korean shores, Samsung is expected to turn to its rival LG Chem to source batteries for the Galaxy Note 8 which is rumored to see the light of the day next year.
Samsung is apparently exploring options with various battery suppliers to source the batteries for the Galaxy Note 8, especially after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. Its rumored to be in talks with China’s ATL as well as LG Chem. There’s no official word, but an industry insider said, “The talks have not yet been completed but it seems highly likely for the two firms to sign a deal.”
There’s no word from LG or Samsung about any such agreement but it seems that Samsung may turn to its rival for the batteries, in its process of outsourcing its suppliers.
We’ll update you as soon as we get to hear anything more.