The Galaxy Note 7 fiasco obviously didn’t end well for Samsung. The South-Korean firm, however did all it could to ensure that the situation was brought in control. The Note 7 device was ultimately discontinued.
Samsung is now under a lot of pressure as they need to ensure that such an incident doesn’t take place again. The firm is reportedly looking towards manufacturing solid-state batteries for smartphones. The company will be able to manufacture such batteries within the next two years, reported Korean Herald. Solid-state batteries offer more durability and longevity in comparison to lithium-ion batteries as they consist of electrolytes that are less likely to ignite under most situations. The latter, on the other hand include liquid-ions that can explode if they come in contact with air or water.
“Our technological level to produce a solid-state battery for smartphones will be mature enough in one to two years. However, it depends on Samsung Electronics whether it will be used for phones. As far as I know, the level of battery technology of our rival firm (LG Chem) is also similar to us,” said Samsung SDI’s executives to Korean Herald.
Meanwhile, Samsung recently took the wraps off its refurbished Galaxy Note 7, dubbed ‘Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition’ in South Korea. The handset will be made available for sale, starting July 7. Samsung plans on selling at least 400,000 units of Galaxy Note 7 devices in South Korea. There is no word on whether it will arrive in other markets.