Samsung is reportedly cramming Sony batteries into the Galaxy S8

Following the string of fire-catching disasters Samsung suffered last year, the tech heavyweight wants to avoid another Note 7 fiasco at all costs – which is why the company is outsourcing the battery production for its upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship to a variety of manufacturers.

The Wall Street Journal reports one of the suppliers the South Korean phone-maker has turned to for its battery needs is fellow tech rival Sony.

Citing sources familiar with the matter, the publications claims that, in addition to Amperex and its battery-making subsidiary Samsung SDI, the Big S has also contracted Sony to provide lithium-ion batteries for the forthcoming S8.

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