Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 recall is set to cost the company over $1 billion dollars, not to mention untold amounts in lost future sales and damage to its reputation.
Surely, the firm will be on a warpath for the supplier who makes those faulty, prone to explosion battery units? Well perhaps it would if the batteries weren’t made by a Samsung subsidiary called Samsung SDI
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Reports on Friday reveal Samsung has been forced to turn to a third-party in order to make up for the shortcoming of non-exploding batteries.
According to a report from IBTimes, Samsung has dramatically upped its orders from China’s ATL to provide batteries for the Note 7.
Previously Samsung had been making 60 to 70 per cent of Note 7 batteries, while 30 to 40 per cent were being made by ATL.
Reports of exploding Galaxy Notes are still prevalent despite the global recall.
Just yesterday, we brought word of a Florida couple whose Jeep was engulfed in flames after leaving a Note 7 charging in the car.
If you’re one of the folks out there still using a Galaxy Note 7, just hope the battery unit was made by China ATL.