Samsung to stop using its own SDI batteries on Galaxy Note7; sales suspended

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Samsung Galaxy Note7 came under fire (quite literally) for its faulty battery, which caused explosions while charging. Around 35 units of the Note7 were reported with the issue. As a repercussion, the company had to announce an official recall of the defective good, globally. Samsung’s SDI subsidiary manufactured the batteries for the Note7. The batteries were set on high volt intake from the charger, which was done to enhance fast charging on the device. The plan backfired when increased volt intake resulted in explosions on many units. Samsung has officially suspended the sales of the device.

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Latest reports from Samsung’s homeland suggest that the company might stop using the faulty SDI batteries. These batteries won’t be a part of any product that comes out of Samsung. Well, that’s the sanest decision, after all, these batteries are downright dangerous. Many Korean publications quoted chiefs at Samsung saying,“As a follow-up of the battery issue, we decided to temporally stop using Samsung SDI’s battery for Galaxy Note 7.”

Samsung SDI is alleged to have outfitted up to 70% of batteries utilized in the Note7, while Hong Kong-based Amperex Technology fulfilled the remaining 30%, which is a subsidiary of Japan’s TDK Corp. Amperex announced that it only provided batteries for Note7 in China, which is the only region that is untouched by any issue.

Talking about the losses that Samsung’s smartphone business is going to incur, the company’s head Koh Dong Jin declared that the recall exercise would fetch a ‘heartbreaking amount’. Many analysts predict the figure to land somewhere around $1 Billion.

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