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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 may use batteries from three companies

Samsung is bringing in more vendors, and that could cut its costs due to increased competition.

Published onJuly 25, 2022

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  • A new report claims that the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 could use three battery makers.
  • In addition to Samsung itself, the foldable phones could have batteries made by ATL and LG.
  • The phones are scheduled to be revealed at Samsung’s  Unpacked event on August 10.

As we approach the reveal date for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Galaxy Z Flip 4 phones, a minor but interesting new wrinkle has been reported. According to the Korean site The Elec (via Phone Arena), both of the next-gen foldable phones could use batteries from three separate companies.

The report claims that in addition to batteries supplied by the company’s own Samsung SDI division, the phones will also have batteries made by Amperex Technology Limited (ATL) and by LG Energy Solution.

So why use three companies to make batteries for these phones? The main reason is to lower the cost of the components. With three vendors, there will be more competition to place lower bids for making the batteries inside the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Galaxy Z Flip 4. Since both phones actually use two batteries inside, it makes a lot of sense to reduce the cost of this important part. Another potential reason Samsung might bring in more vendors is to circumvent any delays related to ongoing supply shortages in Asia and COVID-19 lockdowns.

Samsung will officially reveal both phones at its Unpacked media event in New York City on August 10. However, you can go ahead and reserve your pre-order for those phones, along with the Galaxy Watch 5, and the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, at Samsung’s website.

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