Tag Archives: Batteries

Fire at Samsung SDI Factory; Faulty Batteries Blamed

A minor fire that broke out at a Samsung SDI factory in China on Wednesday was caused by waste products including faulty batteries, the Korean company and local emergency services said. The fire broke out at the Samsung Electronics Co Ltd affiliate’s factory in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin earlier on Wednesday and has been extinguished, a Samsung spokesman ... Read More »

Fire-Extinguishing Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Prevent Explosions: Study

The unfortunate debacle of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has already made other mobile manufacturing companies extremely cautious towards what’s widely thought to be the cause of the issue – faulty batteries. Companies like LG have already started rigorous processes to ensure that their smartphones carry durable and non-explosive batteries. In a bid to make smartphone batteries better in terms of ... Read More »

Samsung Reportedly Likely to Procure Phone Batteries from LG Chem

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is in talks with LG Chem Ltd to make it one of its smartphone battery suppliers, the Chosun Ilbo newspaper said on Monday – a move that would diversify its supplier base after the failure of its Galaxy Note 7. Samsung Electronics, the world’s top smartphone maker, currently procures Note batteries from group firm Samsung SDI ... Read More »

Samsung Says Galaxy Note 7 Probe Goes Beyond Batteries

Samsung Electronics said on Thursday it will examine every aspect of the Galaxy Note 7 such as hardware, software and the manufacturing process to determine the root cause of the fires that led to the phone’s cancellation. Samsung Co-Chief Executive J.K. Shin said at a shareholder meeting that Samsung had sold 1.47 million new replacement Galaxy Note 7s using different ... Read More »

Samsung Reportedly in Talks With LG Chem for New Smartphone Batteries

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is in talks with LG Chem Ltd to supply batteries for its new smartphones, the Nikkei newspaper reported, citing sources. Samsung, the world’s biggest smartphone maker, scrapped production of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 and said it would take a hit to its operating profit of about $3 billion over the next two quarters as a ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Will No Longer Ship With Samsung SDI Batteries: Report

Samsung has become the centre of a controversy after reports started coming in of Galaxy Note 7 units exploding while on charge. Samsung suspended the worldwide sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones shortly after, and is also expected to issue a worldwide recall soon. The explosions were credited to a fault in the battery of the Samsung Galaxy Note ... Read More »

Gionee M6, M6 Plus With Data Encryption Chip, Massive Batteries Launched

At an event in Beijing on Tuesday, Gionee has launched the M6 and M6 Plus smartphones. Both the smartphones come with an inbuilt data encryption chip that ensures extra security of user’s communication and content. The chip will only be available on the China variants of the smartphones, with global variants having to make do with just the fingerprint sensors. ... Read More »