At this point, one may start to wonder what exactly is going on. Samsung SDI is the battery manufacturing division of the Korean tech giant which was initially responsible for supplying the first batch of faulty batteries which had sent the Galaxy Note 7 to its fiery grave. Although Samsung has put in a significant amount of money into the factories and the whole manufacturing setup to avoid future disasters, there's already bad news coming in from China.
The pictures were first published on Weibo and now Samsung has confirmed it officially. A Samsung SDI factory in Northern China had caught fire earlier and it may not have been as "minor" as the statement considers it to be. Take a look at the pictures to get a glimpse of what went down. However, according to the official statement, it was the waste disposal section of the factory that caught the fire and not the manufacturing division where the batteries for the Galaxy S8 are being made. Let's hope that it's true!
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)