The Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 will be powered by a battery produced by Amperex Technology Limited. This is the Chinese company that designed the faulty batteries of the Galaxy Note 7.
According to information from The Elec, a reputable South Korean media, Samsung will useBatteries supplied by Amperex Technology Limited (ATL) for its upcoming foldable smartphones, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4.
If all goes according to plan, it will be the first time that an ATL-made battery has been slipped into a foldable smartphone from the brand. Until now, Samsung relied on theBatteries produced by Samsung SDIa subsidiary of the Samsung Electronics group specializing in the design of screens, batteries and accumulators.
A bad omen for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4?
For the record, Amperex Technology Limited is the infamous Galaxy Note 7 battery supplier. ATL battery was causing the problem. The Note 7 suffered from serious design issues. Too small, it did not allow the safe integration of a 3500 mAh battery. Following the scandal, Samsung had ceased all partnership with the Chinese supplier ATL.
However, the presence of an Amperex battery in the brand’s next foldable is not necessarily a bad omen. Indeed, Samsung did not wait for the Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 to give a second chance to the Chinese supplier. In recent months, the South Korean giant has used Amperex batteries in several phones in its catalog, including the Galaxy A and M.
Note that Samsung’s latest high-end flagships, the Galaxy S22s, are also powered by a battery supplied by Amperex. This is also the case for the Galaxy S21 range. The Seoul giant is obviously confident enough to reintegrate batteries designed by Amperex into its phones after the Note 7 scandal. In short, there is no reason to fear the worst.
According to The Elec, Samsung has approached ATL in order to reduce production costs of its foldables. It is rumored that the group would aim to lower the selling price of its future Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4. We will tell you more as soon as possible about the next foldable Galaxy. While waiting for more information, do not hesitate to give your opinion in the comments below.
Source : The Electric