The battery concerns seem glued to Samsung for the time being. After the disaster debacle of Note7 due to the battery explosion, the Korean giant is facing a delay in releasing Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 because of Samsung’ battery provider, SDI.
Digital Trends has reported that SDI is taking no chances after the Galaxy Note7 disaster. They have assured that its batteries are safe to use now and will soon be wrapping up the tests. SDI is a major in-house supplier of batteries to big brands like Samsung and Apple. Ever since the Note7 saga, the customers are wary about the batteries health and are even hesitant to go ahead with the supplier.
An SDI source who party to Note7 battery development stated, “Since the first recall, we’ve had many inquiries from our clients, including Apple, asking whether batteries used in their products are safe.”
After the first recall, Samsung discontinued using SDI batteries in their Note 7. But, as they say, what’s in past, should remain in past, both parties have finally sorted out problems and ready to work again. However, this patch up has taken some time coming and might result in a delay for the much-awaited launch of Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy Note 8.
The debacle hit Samsung the hardest, the company lost almost a fifth of its market value. Things weren’t good at SDI either, with many pointing ways things might have been better.
The source further added, “We are also asking ourselves whether we should have done it (the Note 7 battery) this way, or whether there could have been other ways,”
Still, the guys at IBTimes believe Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 later on 26 February 2017, on the eve of Mobile World Congress. Let’s see if Samsung is able to pull this off with all the delay happening in getting the batteries onboard.