The Galaxy S8 will replace Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7, which was recalled globally last year after battery defects led to numerous phones catching fire.
Wrapping up its months-long probe, the smartphone maker said last month that faulty batteries from two suppliers - affiliate Samsung SDI Co Ltd 006400.KS and China's Amperex Technology Ltd - were to blame for the product's failure that wiped $5.3 billion off its operating profit.
Samsung’s mobile chief, Koh Dong-jin, said in January that procedures had been put in place to avoid a repeat of the fires.
Murata may replace Amperex as one of the two battery suppliers for the S8 depending on how the talks proceed, the Nikkei report said. (s.nikkei.com/2kY7OSs)
Samsung and Murata did not immediately respond to requests for comment outside regular business hours.
Reporting by Laharee Chatterjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel
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