The Samsung Galaxy S8 was revealed to the public on March 29. The phone will be available in the market starting Friday, April 21st. Enthusiasts and tech bloggers are already up on the task of revealing itsy bitsy details of the set. iFixit has published a teardown of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+. The outcome might come as a surprise to you as the teardown expert has revealed that the Samsung’s new feature phones carry the same battery as the infamous explosive Galaxy Note 7.
Don’t be scared just yet. Having the same battery does not necessarily mean it is going to explode too. After the Note 7 disaster, Samsung announced that it would run an eight-step quality assurance test which will prevent any future batteries from exploding. A Youtube channel called What’s Inside put an electric saw through the S8 pinching its battery, and this probably should not be a surprise that the battery did not catch fire. All it did was swell up, and release foul-smelling liquids but that was all, no fire and no explosion.
iFixit teardown could not discover what exactly were the changes the company had made to the battery but they did say, “The Samsung Galaxy S8+ battery voltage, capacity, and design tolerances are virtually identical to the Note 7. Our unit’s battery even came from the same manufacturer as some Note7 batteries.”
Stripping the phone down to shreds showed that the battery is glued in place and covered by various other components which imply more expensive repairs and replacements.
If you want to see more details, you can watch the entire iFixit teardown here. Also, watch the video of the What’s Inside team cutting through the Galaxy S8: