It now seems Samsung is not taking any risks with batteries which it is installing in its phones. This step by Samsung shows that the South Korean manufacturer is not taking any chances after the Note 7. A new report has now claimed that the manufacturer has started recruiting battery experts from all over the world.
Although Samsung has collaborated with experts and researchers from several institutes in the Note 7 nightmare, the firm now wants to hire engineers that could help not only reduce the risks of batteries catching fire on its models. It also looks to contribute to the development of new technologies which would increase the capacity of batteries while reducing overheating as much as possible.
The Korean site The Investor has reported that Samsung has been primarily seeking engineers in the United States and in Europe, with numerous candidates already being interviewed last month. The company is particularly interested in engineers with a master’s or doctorate degree in battery science, as well as people with expertise in battery materials and cell development.
Samsung is now playing the safe card for its future models, so not only the company has a dedicated team in charge of overseeing the battery design, inspection, and production, but it also appointed other experts to conduct a series of tests, including X-ray inspection and random sampling after receiving batteries from the supplier.
At the similar time, the company is also taking a more cautious approach for the next Note, with the battery unit slightly smaller than expected at 3300mAh. While this should help get you through the day, the Note 8 was originally predicted to to feature a larger battery, though Samsung is believed to have reduced the capacity in order to minimize the risks of overheating.
The Note 8 should see daylight in the next few months, with August 23 now rumored to be the date when Samsung could take the wraps off the device at a New York event....