In 2016, Samsung gained a lot of criticism owing to the Galaxy Note 7 disaster. The South Korean tech major later established that the reason of explosions in its handsets were defective batteries, and ultimately halted the device.
In order to make sure that such things do not repeat in the upcoming time frame, Samsung is apparently looking forward to production of solid state batteries for handsets. As per our sources, the firm will be capable of manufacturing these batteries within the time frame of coming 2 years.
For those who are not aware, solid state batteries offer more longevity and durability as compared to normal lithium-ion batteries. The solid state batteries comprise solid electrolytes, which are less-probable to catch fire on coming in contact with outside water or air. Conversely, Li-ion batteries employ liquid ions that blow up on coming in touch with water and air.
“Our technological phase to manufacture a solid state battery for handsets will be well established in 1 to 2 years. On the other hand, it relies on the company whether it will be employed for phones or not. As far as I am aware of, the stage of battery tech of our competitor firm (LG) is also analogous to us,” said Executives of the Samsung SDI to the media.
Speaking of Galaxy Note 7 and the blasting batteries, the company has just rolled out its renovated Galaxy Note 7, dubbed Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition, in its home town of South Korea. The handset manufacturer will be producing the smartphone commencing from July 7, 2017 and targets to trade just 400,000 pieces of it in its home town. There is no word if the handset will be rolled out in other parts of the world or not.
The structure of the Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition is analogous as that of the initial Note 7. On the other hand, its battery capability has been reduced down to 3,200 mAh. The handset also has company’s Bixby AI virtual assistant, which made an entry in the market with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones earlier this year.