Galaxy Note 7 will no longer use Samsung SDI batteries, claims report

Samsung will no longer use batteries manufactured by its affiliate company Samsung SDI following multiple reports of the Galaxy Note 7's battery exploding.

Following reports of Galaxy Note 7 batteries exploding, Samsung has decided that the best way to deal with the problem is to issue a recall. Now a report claims that the defective batteries were manufactured by a Samsung affiliate, called Samsung SDI.

See also: Can I just ignore the recall and carry on using my Galaxy Note 7?

"'As a follow-up of the battery issue, we decided to temporarily stop using Samsung SDI's battery for Galaxy Note 7,' several local media outlets reported on Monday, citing sources from Samsung Electronics," reports the Korean Herald.

Samsung SDI is reported to have supplied around 70 percent of batteries used in the Galaxy Note 7, with the rest produced by Chinese battery maker ATL.

It is estimated that some 1.5 to 2 million devices are affected, and the recall could cost Samsung up to 1.5 trillion South Korean Won (around $1.35 billion).

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