Samsung will procure batteries for the upcoming Galaxy S22 smartphones series from both China’s Amperex Technology Limited (ATL) and Samsung SDI, TheElec has learned.
Batteries from both companies will be used in the initial batch of the phones, sources said.
The Chinese company was once removed from Samsung’s supply chain in 2017 when its batteries were pointed as the cause of the Galaxy Note 7 fires.
But ATL has since then restarted to supply its batteries to the South Korean tech giant, mostly for mid-tier models.
It has so far supplied its batteries for Galaxy A, Galaxy M, Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Buds.
ATL began supplying its batteries for Samsung’s flagships again for the Galaxy S21 series.
Samsung is also likely looking to cut unit prices from Samsung SDI through giving ATL orders.
The Chinese company will provide the 3,800mAh battery for the standard Galaxy S22, 4,500mAh battery for the Galaxy S22 Plus and 5,000mAh battery for the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Battery capacity for the standard S22 model has decreased 200mAh and S22 Plus model 300mAh from their predecessors.
A Samsung spokesperson declined to comment on the matter.