China’s Amperex Technology Limited has been in the attention of the media since the company was one of the battery suppliers for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7. The original Note 7 smartphones sold in China came with batteries made by ATL and this was the main reason why the country wasn’t included in the first recall.
30% of the batteries inside original Galaxy Note 7 smartphones were made by ATL, while the rest were made by Samsung’s subsidiary company. After the first recall, Samsung decided to give up on its main battery supplier, Samsung SDI, and contract ATL for manufacturing batteries in replacement units.
Unfortunately, replacement Galaxy Note 7 smartphones still overheated and caught fire, which led to the smartphone’s discontinuation. Until the results of several ongoing investigations are made public, the reason for Note 7’s demise is still unknow… (read more)
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