The Galaxy Note 7 fiasco gave a big blow to Samsung in the passing year 2016. It was a great device, but succumbed to severe battery issues, which ultimately forced the tech giant to call for a global rollover of the handset.
That said, to avoid any future similar incidents, Samsung is reportedly talking with LG Chem, the battery manufacturing arm of LG, for its next Galaxy Note smartphone and possibly for all other smartphones launching in the 2017.
As per a report by engadget, Samsung is in serious talks with LG Chemical to use their batteries in company's upcoming smartphones.
As it requires over a time period of six months designing and completing the test procedures for a new device, we might not see the Galaxy S8 carrying the LG made battery. But there's a serious chance that the next Note device- the Galaxy Note 8 might come with LG made battery.
The report states that both the companies are holding productive talks but a final agreement has yet to be declared.
The Korean giant had to stop using batteries from its own affiliate Samsung SDI after the Galaxy Note 7 battery fiasco in October 2016.
Soon after it was launched, there had been several cases of the smartphone exploding or other cases of the phone heating up, then suddenly bursting up in flames and some have claimed to see smoke coming out of the device when kept idle.
The Note device was even banned at airports globally to prevent any fatal incident.
It will be worth seeing how Samsung markets the Galaxy Note 8 device carrying the LG made battery because both the companies are rivals in the smartphone segment. LG has recently launched their latest flagship smartphone - the V20 that takes on Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.
Whatever will be the final decision between the two tech giants, it is quite clear that Samsung just cannot afford an incident like this in future. The company's shares have also plunged 8 per cent in the market after the rollover of Galaxy Note 7 and the customer loyalty is also compromised, which Samsung wants to revive with its upcoming devices.