The Samsung Galaxy S8+ is easily one of the best smartphones released by the Korean company, and recently, iFixit has done what it usually does: tear down the phone. The site has a rather interesting observation too: iFixit says the S8+’s battery design is “virtually identical” to the batteries used in the Galaxy Note 7.
According to iFixit, the Galaxy S8+’s “battery voltage, capacity, and design tolerances are virtually identical to the Note 7.” The site elaborated that the battery in its unit of the S8+ comes from the same manufacturer as some Note 7 batteries too.
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While this may seem concerning, iFixit clarified that Samsung is “clearly confident that their battery issue was a manufacturing quality assurance one.” Chances are – and there’s no doubt Samsung will make this a certainty – the Galaxy S8 devices won’t share the Galaxy Note 7’s fate.
On another note, the teardown also revealed that the Galaxy S8 and S8+’s batteries are firmly glued deep inside the phones, making any future battery replacement arduous and expensive. If it’s any consolation, iFixit added that “the S8 series’ glued-in battery is proof that they (Samsung) have faith in their eight-point plan.”
Samsung has taken extra care to ensure that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ batteries will not present any possible issue, so despite sharing the same design as the Note 7’s batteries, consumers shouldn’t have to worry about the S8 devices’ battery safety. Nonetheless, we’ll definitely keep an eye out.