A few days ago Samsung confirmed that there’s a battery cell issue with the Galaxy Note 7 which is why it’s recalling all units of this smartphone so that they can be replaced. It made the move following reports that the Note 7’s battery was exploding during charging. A report out of Korea claims that one of the remedies that Samsung has come up with to address this issue involves dumping batteries produced by its subsidiary Samsung SDI.
Samsung has already stopped sales of the Galaxy Note 7 through its partners across the globe and the company promises that it will send out new inventory in about two weeks. Customers will then be able to exchange their existing Note 7 for a new unit.
The company’s battery-making subsidiary Samsung SDI supplied 70 percent of all batteries used in the new flagship smartphone while the rest were sourced from China’s ATL. Reports suggest that following detection of defects in some of the batteries, Samsung has decided to no longer source batteries for the Galaxy Note 7 from its own subsidiary.
If Samsung has indeed made this decision then this means that the company is going to increase supply from ATL. Samsung is yet to publicly confirm which battery supplier it’s going to dump because of the significant damage to Galaxy Note 7 sales and Samsung’s brand itself caused by these defective batteries.