Samsung SDI has huge plans for the upcoming smartphones starting with the Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8, which should be released in the second half of the year.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, on the other hand, are expected to be announced on March 29 with the official release to happen in mid-April, starting with the local market of South Korea. The company is aware that many of its followers haven’t forgotten what happened to the Galaxy Note 7. In fact, it is just this week that the cause of the Note 7 fires and explosions was announced.
Like other independent labs had found earlier, Samsung revealed that the Note 7 had faulty batteries that led to the explosions. In order to prevent a repeat of any similar case, the tech giant has plans to invest a tune of 150 billion Won, an equivalent of about $129 million, just to as to ensure it delivers Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 batteries that are safer.
During the Galaxy Note 7 conference, Samsung also confirmed that it will be developing new ways of handling battery safety. Stricter procedures have been implemented and the company says that it will carry out more tests to the batteries before installing them on the next phones. An independent group of experts has also been put together to oversee the innovations and general developments of the company with respect to smartphone batteries.
During an interview with CNET, Samsung Mobile chief DJ Koh promised that he will deliver Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 phones that are “better, safer and very innovative.” Hopefully, this innovation comes in a good way and nothing close to what happened with the Galaxy Note 7. Unlike with the S7 and S7 Edge, the upcoming S8 flagships will not be unveiled at the MWC tech show in Spain, rather, Samsung is planning a separate event towards the end of March and follow it up with the official release two weeks later.