Samsung note 7 will have batteries from Apple Supplier!
After the announcement of global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, some of them exploded, due to faulty batteries and cases of fire, Samsung Electronics will only use batteries made by China’s ATL.
ATL also supplies batteries for Apple’s iPhone series, which means Samsung could face supply restraint if demand soars for the latest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
The Chinese company is set to become the sole battery supplier for Samsung by shipments for the time being since the company stopped receiving batteries from its main provider and has not found a third supplier.
Reportedly, Samsung used to get 70% of its batteries from its subsidiary while 30% from ATL for Galaxy Note 7 devices.Samsung had earlier urged its consumers to stop using its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones and get a replacement soon.
“There have been a small number of cases reported globally and we are currently conducting a thorough inspection with our suppliers to identify possible affected batteries in the market. However, because our customers’ safety is an absolute priority at Samsung, we have stopped sales of the Galaxy Note 7,” the world’s largest smartphone maker said in a statement.
“For customers who already have Galaxy Note 7 devices, we now ask that you power down your device and return to using your previous phone,” the statement added.
“We will voluntarily replace your Galaxy Note 7 device with a new one,” the statement noted.
Samsung plans to provide the replacement device beginning September 19 in South Korea, but schedules for other countries vary.