Reiterating Samsung’s commitment towards ensuring Galaxy S8 battery safety, Samsung SDI CEO Jun Young-hyun said that this is on his priority list. He made the announcement while speaking to reporters after 47th regular shareholders’ meeting of Samsung SDI held at Seoul today.
Jun Young-hyun, president of the device solution division of Samsung Electronics, has been elected as the new president of battery maker Samsung SDI recently. He took the charge from Joe Man who will now act as full-time adviser.
As per a past report, Samsung has introduced a 8 point battery safety check for the Galaxy S8 to ensure that another Note 7 disaster does not happen. To achieve this, S8 batteries will be put through rigorous testing and real-world tests before they are made commercial. Samsung is also reported to tweak its software and internal design to avoid over-heating.
All these Galaxy S8 safety measures will cost Samsung 150 billion won ($128 million). Although a big amount, it is nothing as compared to the image damage caused by Note 7 explosion issue. Thus, pumping in more finances to reap the benefits in future is better than saving the amount to face a bigger loss. Samsung must have learnt this by now.
Meanwhile, in another report Samsung has stated that it will fully disable the battery charging capability on the remaining Galaxy Note 7 still in the market by releasing a software update soon.