Samsung is Likely to Reduce the Price of Next Foldable Phones

Samsung is likely to use ATL batteries to lower the price of its upcoming foldable phones.

Samsung was testing batteries from Chinese battery company Amprex Technology Limited (ATL) for its forthcoming foldable devices, according to TheElec. Analysts expect Samsung to cut the price tags of its latest foldable phones, debuting later this year. Therefore, the company is likely to consider integrating ATL as a supplier for its foldable phones to save money.

According to the survey, batteries contribute to about 5% of the cost of producing smartphones. If Samsung’s MX business, which is the name for its mobile division, accepts the use, it will be the first time the company has used ATL for its Galaxy Z foldable phone series.

The tech giant has received batteries from a Chinese battery manufacturer for the Galaxy A and M series of handsets. It also reintroduced premium smartphones with the Galaxy S21 last year. Samsung has primarily used Samsung SDI affiliate batteries in the Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Fold series thus far.