Categories: MobileNews

Samsung Galaxy S21, shipped with Chinese batteries

Although it owns its own battery factory, Samsung is said to have chosen a Chinese supplier to deliver the batteries for the next Galaxy S21 flagship.

As a global smartphone maker, Samsung is already turning to the services of several battery providers. The strategy of not being its own sole supplier of batteries, through the Samsung SDI division, is motivated both by cost criteria and stock availability. It is simply more efficient in certain situations to procure the necessary components from external suppliers than to produce them in our own factories.

Galaxy S21 phones, delivered with 4000 and 5000 mAh batteries

In this case, the battery supplier selected for the Galaxy S21 series would be Amperex Technology Limited, a Chinese manufacturer that has collaborated with Samsung in the past. Most likely, it will only supplement the deliveries of batteries produced in Samsung SDI factories, ensuring that component stocks will not limit production in any way.

On a hierarchical scale, Amperex holds 17.1% of the global battery market, followed by Samsung SDI with 28.4% market share and LG Chem with 19.5%.

Theoretically, the brand of battery used should not influence in any way the perceived performance, all the components used going through an extremely strict validation process. Thus, the standard Galaxy S21 model comes with a 4000mAh battery, while the S21 Ultra version is chosen with a 5000mAh battery, or 4500-4800mAh (according to other rumors).

Disqus Comments Loading...
Share
Published by
Ricky Baker

Recent Posts

R2Games Launches Popular Strategy Game The Third Age on Android Platforms

R2Games has just announced that their popular free-to-play browser game The Third Age is now…

6 days ago

Could smartphones overtake consoles in terms of gaming popularity?

Gaming has long been a very popular activity, especially among youngsters and kids, but even…

4 weeks ago

Instagram is 10 years old! It offers new functions and the possibility to change the icon

Today, Instagram celebrates 10 years of existence, and on this occasion, Facebook launched a new…

2 months ago

Windows 10 will be able to alert users about SSDs that are about to fail

Unlike classic hard drives, Solid State Drive (SSD) storage devices have a more predictable pattern…

2 months ago

How well will the iPhone 12 perform? The first tests with the Apple A14 Bionic processor

IPhone 12 models will be the first smartphones on the market equipped with a chipset…

2 months ago

Xiaomi has launched sports shoes and an automatic soap dispenser

Xiaomi has entered new markets, at least in India. The Chinese company has launched in…

2 months ago