Samsung uses more LG batteries in its budget and flagship phones
A new report out of South Korea suggests that Samsung is looking to source more batteries from its arch-rival, LG. It is said that the company plans to use LG batteries in its Galaxy A and Galaxy M phones and its premium phones.
This is not the first time that Samsung relies on LG to use a vital part in its smartphones; Because since 2019, it has used LG batteries in some of its best-selling phones, such as the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series.
It is said that cost reduction is one of the main reasons why Samsung uses more LG batteries. This will help the Korean company to diversify its supply sources. Samsung has relied heavily on batteries from China’s Amperex Technology Limited, BYD and Navitasis for its entry-level smartphones. As supply problems persist due to repeated quarantines in China, efforts to diversify sources will ensure that Samsung’s production does not experience any disruption.
The batteries that LG provides to Samsung will probably be made in the company’s Nanjing factory. Then, they are transported to ITM Semiconductor’s local factory in Vietnam; Where batteries, packaging and protection circuits are assembled before being sent to the Samsung smartphone factory.