The issue of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explosions has been found that the batteries made by the SDI, and Samsung decided stop their partnership and no longer using it in Galaxy Note 7.
Korea Herald is reporting that the issue was found exclusively on Samsung SDI batteries. Almost 70 percent of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices house the SDI batteries, and the rest units house batteries supplied by Hong Kong-based Amperex Technology, which is a unit of Japan’s TDK Corp.
Samsung has decided to stop using the SDI batteries in the Galaxy Note 7 altogether. “As a follow-up of the battery issue, we decided to temporarily stop using Samsung SDI’s battery for Galaxy Note 7,” the report reads.
Amperex Technology only supplied batteries for the units sold in China. Interestingly, no explosions of the Galaxy Note 7 were reported from that country. According to analysts, Samsung will suffer losses close to $1 billion as a result of the recall.
For now, there has been no official recall announcement, and reports of retailers continuing to sell the Galaxy Note 7, even after worldwide halt, have surfaced. Only after the recall announcement will it be considered illegal to sell the smartphone, and before that retailers cannot be held responsible for selling the smartphones.