Since the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, many have chosen to take a cautious approach towards Samsung phones, something whose effect on the company’s smartphone business is yet to be seen.
One of the major names that were highly featured during the Galaxy Note 7 battery issues is Samsung SDI, the company’s branch that deals with manufacturing batteries. After it was discovered that the plants responsible for manufacturing the batteries were not to blame, it appears that Samsung SDI is still in business as far as Samsung Galaxy S8+ (and S8) batteries are concerned.
In a new leak uncovered by Sam Mobile, an alleged Samsung Galaxy S8+ battery has just been revealed, giving out a few details that we still didn’t know about the phone. We’ve seen leaked details of the Galaxy S8 battery capacity, but the same has remained elusive for the larger S8+.
Where the smaller S8 is expected to ship with a 3000mAh battery unit, the larger Galaxy S8+ will reportedly come in with a 3500mAh battery capacity. Given the huge screen size leap from 5.5 inches on the S7 Edge (or 5.7 inches on the Note 7) to 6.2 inches on the S8+, many will see this 3500mAh unit as a joke. In fact, the battery is slightly smaller than the 3600mAh unit used on the S7 Edge, but it matches the 3500mAh unit used on the faulty Note 7.
Other than the battery capacity, we now know that the battery was made in South Korea and put together in Vietnam by Samsung SDI, however, there’s still no mention of who really made the battery. So far, it was thought that Samsung will try and diversify its supply chain such that Samsung SDI is joined by the likes of LG Chem and Murata Manufacturing Works from Japan. We can’t tell who made this unit, but we’ll for sure know more details sooner or later.
Meanwhile, what do you think about this alleged 3500mAh battery unit for the 6.2-inch Samsung Galaxy S8+? Share your thoughts with us via the comments section below.
Source: Sam Mobile