The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the battery inside the Nintendo Switch will be supplied by ATL. This is the same firm that provided replacement batteries for customers who ran into issues with their Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s where some batteries exploded. If this rumour is to be true then it’s good news as the battery in the Nintendo Switch should be more than reliable.

Thanks to NeoGaf member, Tripon, you can read the Nintendo related portion of the article below:

The people said it is unlikely that Samsung would stop buying batteries from Amperex, which is known as ATL, at least for now, because of the supplier’s lead in technology and production capacity.

ATL has close ties with Apple Inc. in battery research and development, people familiar with the matter said. Nintendo Co. will also use ATL batteries for its new hand-held hybrid console Switch, according to people familiar with the matter. Nintendo’s new game console will go on sale in March.

A Nintendo spokesman declined to comment about battery suppliers. Apple wasn’t immediately available for comment.

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  1. When the Galaxy Note 7 issues started, Samsung stated that the problem was NOT the battery itself. It was a design flaw in the Note 7 assembly, where an cable, if badly assembled in the motherboard, would create pressure in the battery when the phone where sealed all together. That’s why the batteries where heating and exploding. The battery maker had nothing to do with this. This article simply does not make any sense.

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