Samsung received a major setback and criticism after the Galaxy Note 7 phone had to be recalled two times, due to the explosions caused by the battery. Samsung has since then determined that the batteries were the cause of the issue and has since opted for new testing on batteries before applying them as safe for the phone. Samsung hopes that the switch to a new supplier would avoid a similar outcome for its Galaxy S8 phone.
Samsung Switching to New Japanese Battery Supplier For Galaxy S8
According to Korean news site Han Kyung, Samsung is reportedly switching its battery supplier to a new Japanese manufacturer for their flagship phone, the Galaxy S8.