Samsung may turn to Sony to provide batteries for the Galaxy S8

by XB on 20th February 2017

in News


Sony already provides a number of manufacturers with its camera sensors, for example you will find Sony’s image sensors in the Apple iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7. However, it looks that Sony’s battery technology may also be sought after, if a report from the Wall Street Journal is anything to go by.

The WSJ is reporting that Samsung is turning to Sony as one of three battery suppliers for its upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship (the others being Amperex and Samsung SDI). After the debacle last year that was the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung wants to ensure it sees no more exploding phones.

The order placed with Sony is reportedly not as large as the other two suppliers, but symbolically it says a lot that Samsung perhaps does still not fully trust its own internal components for its upcoming flagship. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is due to launch on 29 March.

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  • Zayed Kotayba

    Good news and it will provide SONY with some cash to spend on Xperia phones

  • Rajiv Bedi

    In return Samsung should provide Sony with SD835

  • shenoy

    Just want to take advantage of Sony’s fame on quality. Anyway good for Sony.

  • dragonsneeze

    Note 7’s explosion wasn’t caused by batteries alone. I don’t care what bs they tell, it was a design and engineering flaw. Now they are turning to Sony, simply for quantity not quality. They think S8s will sell a lot.

  • Alex Norris

    Nice!

  • Cecco1970Effeffe

    Oh NO!
    Sony sensor on Samsung smartphones = ok
    Sony sensors on Sony smartphones = ….
    … So maybe ..
    Sony batteries on Samsung smartphones = ok
    Sony batteries Sony smartphone = ok, only so far .. but after?
    :p

  • Moisés

    Hasn’t Sony sold battery factories?

  • Moisés

    I think it is edge display. On internet you find about s6 and s7 too… But edge devices..

    Battery of note 7 was the same of note 5

  • Shubham

    Didn’t sony sell their battery division?

  • Hideg Jenő Péter

    I lost 33mAh when it’s already over 600 cycle and using 4 years old “Xperia SP”

  • Emil Oskarsson

    How do you measure how many mAh you have lost? :) would like to measure the battery of my Xperia z to see how much 3 years and a charge a day affected it :)

  • Hideg Jenő Péter

    Dial *#*#7378423#*#* (*#*#4636#*#* doesn’t have a battery measure mAh)
    it’s full function for test it, go to GSMArena and quick search your device, then see down for specsficiations, it should be there real battery measure.
    And compare to your device accurate remaing mAh

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    Dial *#*#7378423#*#* (*#*#4636#*#* doesn’t have a battery measure mAh)
    it’s full function for test it, go to GSMArena and quick search your device, then see down for specsficiations, it should be there real battery measure.
    And compare to your device accurate remaing mAh https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ceb64842173cfa326b911b6bbd00430e95d113518c03e8e9c0e98cf0f3e47ba9.png

  • yopo

    But sony isn’t the owner of division of baterries any more, the new owner is murata!

  • Cecco1970Effeffe

    In fact I mean that now the Sony batteries are fine on Sony NOW, but when they begin to sell Sony batteries to Samsung, on the Sony smartphone batteries will not as well…
    You know what I mean?

  • dragonsneeze

    Narrow space caused batteries to bend probably on installation, so they knew it at the start. Even JerryRig opens and sees a bent battery which Samsung couldn’t see “twice”. And then they blame the batteries, but they did not burn at first boot why? How did the parts touch after the phone was assembled? Because there wasn’t enough space for battery to breathe. How could they take a gamble like this. Now they are postponing S8 for tests? Major BS. It’s the delay with S835. Anyway, edge displays may be the cause of less space for internals cuz they’re generally narrower than flat counterparts. But this could happen with flat ones, too if OEMs are not careful.

  • iia3ezu

    Sony has always been one of the main battery manufacturers, making batteries even for Xiaomi power banks.

    Such a hollow moral victory. Remind me when Sony phones outsell Samsung phones.

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  • nzone

    Not the same department. The profit won’t go to Sony Mobile but propable to the hardware department, which is not the same as mobile segment. So on paper mobile segment won’t increase profit fror this.

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  • Geese Howard

    This is good news for Sony, and extremely reassuring for Samsung customers to know, as their future phones is guaranteed not to explode in your face or butt or groin or wherever your preference is.

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    7378423 means “service” in T9 keyboard, it’s easier to remember in compare to some number

  • kansas Boy

    Interesting since some Sony phones, at least the Z3 came from factory with batteries sourced from LG chemical

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