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Apple’s iPhone 9 Launch Set In 2018, Gets L-Shaped Battery Exclusively From LG For Faster Charging: Report

Apple’s iPhone 9 has been set for release in 2018 and will feature an L-shaped battery manufactured exclusively by LG Chem, a report recently claimed.

According to Korea Economic Daily, Apple is teaming up[1] with fellow mobile device developer LG in giving birth to the next generation of iPhone.

Based on a rough translation courtesy of Apple Insider, the Korean-language site reported that LG will serve as the Cupertino company’s exclusive supplier[2] of the unique L-shaped batteries that will power the new flagship phone from Apple.

Based on the report, the South Korean corporation invested “hundreds of billions” of won for the project that will cover expenses in top-of-the-line facilities that will allow production of the batteries early in 2018.

Citing “an official in the chemical industry,” Korea Economic Daily also revealed that Apple’s iPhone 9 is expected to be released sometime during the second half of 2018. During that time, LG is also expected to see an increase in sales solely from its battery business.

As for the iPhone 9, the report revealed that the L-shaped battery from LG will help Apple maximize the phone’s bottom right portion which is now considered a significant part of the device, thanks to the development of electronic component integration technology.

Apple's iPhone 9 May Be Getting L-Shaped Batteries From LG[Image by David Ramos/Getty Images]

It is also expected to provide faster charging for the device, Apple Insider reported.

Based on another article from the outlet, rumors of such battery design first emerged after KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo foretold the company’s plan to have a two-cell design for the iPhone 8[3].

#Apple#iPhone8 – Alleged iPhone 8 rear shell with rear-mounted Touch ID sensor https://t.co/lWvOaaSf8q pic.twitter.com/lc4XOTyOmP[4][5][6][7]

— /LEAKS (@Slashleaks) July 19, 2017[8]

However, it remains unclear whether or not Apple plans to integrate the L-shaped battery for iPhone 7’s successor, the much-awaited iPhone 8.

Whether or not the report of the L-shaped battery is true, Korea Economic Daily revealed that Apple already has a history of buying batteries from LG.

However, the relationship hasn’t always been exclusive as other companies such as Samsung SDI, China ATL, and Japan’s Murata Manufacturing Co. have already supplied batteries for the Cupertino-based company.

As for Apple’s iPhone 9, rumors indicate that Samsung will be manufacturing seven nanometer chips “solely for iPhone,” as reported by The Investor.[9]

According to the outlet’s source, Samsung CEO Kwon Oh-hyun might have been able to convince Apple’s executives when he visited Apple’s headquarters in June to capitalize on “their close ties on OLED,” referring to Samsung’s role as the exclusive supplier of OLED for the iPhone 8.

The Investor went on to claim that Samsung already procured an “advanced chip manufacturing equipment” for the project.

Apple’s iPhone 9 is not the only one from the American company to get Samsung parts. In fact, Mashable recently revealed that the Korean company has been supplying different mobile parts[10] for other companies including Apple on top of their quest to manufacture smartphones that could compete with the widely famous American brand.

[Featured Image by oatawa[11]/iStock]

References

  1. ^ teaming up (news.hankyung.com)
  2. ^ exclusive supplier (appleinsider.com)
  3. ^ two-cell design for the iPhone 8 (appleinsider.com)
  4. ^ #Apple (twitter.com)
  5. ^ #iPhone8 (twitter.com)
  6. ^ https://t.co/lWvOaaSf8q (t.co)
  7. ^ pic.twitter.com/lc4XOTyOmP (t.co)
  8. ^ July 19, 2017 (twitter.com)
  9. ^ manufacturing seven nanometer chips (www.theinvestor.co.kr)
  10. ^ supplying different mobile parts (mashable.com)
  11. ^ oatawa (www.istockphoto.com)
Cellnet Review

Samsung is making huge profits as Note 7 crisis fades

By Sherisse Pham

HONG KONG (CNNMoney) — Samsung has emerged from the ashes of the Galaxy Note 7 debacle in pretty good shape.

The South Korean tech giant reported quarterly profit of 9.2 trillion won ($7.9 billion) on Tuesday, up 50% from a year earlier to its highest level in three years.

The bumper earnings highlight Samsung’s ability to shrug off the $5 billion profit hit it took from killing off the fire-prone Note 7. It’s strength comes from its sheer scale — not just in smartphones themselves, but in the parts out of which they’re made.

Even Samsung’s mobile division, which was nearly dragged into the red by the Note 7 crisis in the previous quarter, booked a 12% profit increase in the latest report as other smartphones like the S7 sold well.

On Monday, the company took a major step toward moving on from the embarrassing affair. It announced the results of investigations into what caused some of the Note 7 phones to catch fire, blaming defects with batteries from two suppliers and outlining steps to prevent a similar fiasco from happening again.

Samsung is the world’s largest smartphone maker, but the majority of the company’s profits now come from selling components like semiconductors, memory chips and display screens. Competitors like Oppo, LG and Dell use Samsung parts in phones, televisions, and laptops.

The South Korean company’s products are even found in Apple devices. When Samsung’s brand image and smartphone profits were taking a beating from the embarrassing Note 7 recall, it was still pulling in revenue derived from iPhone 7 sales.

Samsung’s strength is that it’s “leading in terms of technology and controlling a fair amount of the supply chain,” said TuanAnh Nguyen, mobile phone analyst with Canalys.

The company will release its flagship Galaxy S8 in the coming months, a key test of consumers’ trust in its tarnished brand. While fans speculate over the smartphone’s design, what’s on the inside is also important for Samsung’s bottom line.

Popular U.S. chip maker Qualcomm partnered with Samsung to develop its latest processor, the Snapdragon 835. The much lauded chip will debut in the Galaxy S8 and is expected to be in rival devices coming out later in the year.

Premium smartphone makers are also likely to be turning to Samsung as they shift to a new type of screen, known as OLED. Samsung controls 90% of the OLED market, according to Nguyen.

TM & © 2017 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.

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