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Samsung is in negotiations with the LG to conclude an agreement to supply batteries for the next Galaxy devices, writes Reuters. The producer of the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 now seeks a different partner with which it can diversify its core supplies.

According to the information, there is a 90% chance that Samsung will enter into a contract with LG Chem ( a subsidiary of LG Electronics) to supply batteries for its devices.

It is expected that the first devices with batteries from the new supplier into the market will come in the second half of 2017, that means we can assume Note 8 to be among the first.

At present, Samsung relies on batteries from its subsidiary Samsung SDI and Chinese Amperex Technology.

LG Chem makes batteries for LG smartphones and iPhone, writes Reuters.