South Korean Company, Samsung, will limit the batteries of Note 7 smartphones to 60% of their capacity following a recall of the devices. Samsung to limit Recharging of Faulty Note 7 Batteries to 60% Charge. The software update to limit batteries seems intended to provoke users who haven’t yet returned their handsets.
Samsung to limit Recharging of Faulty Note 7 Batteries to 60% Charge
The firm asked for Note 7 to be returned if the phone exploded during or after charging. In the UK, Samsung has offered to replace the handsets from 19 September. Moreover the company asked customers to contact the retailers or mobile operators from whom they bought the phones.
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Samsung announced a software update in a half-page advertisement in a major South Korean newspapers. The new update would prevent the phones from overheating, and thus exploding. However, it would effectively cause a downgrade of the high-end device.
The ad said:
“It is a measure that prioritizes consumer safety but we apologise for the inconvenience,”.
The automatic update will take place on September 20, a day after Samsung begins to hand out new Note 7. Samsung also advised its customers to return their devices to retailers until the new Note 7 releases.