According a report by the Wall Street Journal, Samsung will use Sony batteries for its Galaxy S8 smartphone. Both the companies are yet to announce the collaboration plans. Sony will be the third battery supplier for the Galaxy S8, the other two being Japan’s Murata Manufacturing and Samsung SDI.
There’s a lot of controversy surrounding Samsung SDI, since the affiliate company was responsible for the batteries fuelling the recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices. Samsung SDI is said to have already started production of batteries for the upcoming Galaxy S8.
Samsung’s collaboration with Sony is an indication that the South Korean giant wants to diversify its battery supply chain and reduce the risk of any faults with future units. The company has been taking plenty of measures and tests that would determine the phone’s resistance to heat and reduce battery’s risk of overheating.