Samsung’s New OTA Update For Galaxy Note 7 Will Cap The Device Maximum Battery Life To 60%


Galaxy Note 7 Recall: Regarding exploding Galaxy Note 7 batteries, Samsung is planning to issue a Software Update that will limit battery charge to 60%. Fix is very important now, and with the growing incidents made the South Korean giant more frustrated. With the new OTA update, Samsung will cap the Galaxy Note 7’s maximum battery life to get rid of accidents while charging.

If you own a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and want to return it for a refund or exchange it’d be good idea to turn it in. And if you want to keep it and take your chances, Samsung is really going to make a big change to your Note 7 battery life.

Samsung announced in Korea that it plans to launch an update to SK users on September 20, that will not allow Galaxy Note 7’s battery life to exceed 60%. This announcement was originally made in an advertisement in South Korean newspaper. Where Samsung is currently in talks with other carriers around the globe to launch a similar update to Note 7 smartphones still in the wild outside of Korea.

Although Samsung is now a days busy investigating the problem that caused the overheating and explosions, but in a report filed with Korea’s Agency for Technology and Standards obtained by Bloomberg, Samsung said that it believes there was an error in the smartphone’s production that increased pressure on plates inside the battery cells. Those pressure cells caused both negative/positive poles to come into contact, creating the possibility of overheating and explosions, has put a vehicle on fire, a garage as a whole.

Samsung is however continuing to work with the CPSC and other carriers to develop and evaluate solutions that are best for US Note 7 owners. It was the Galaxy Note 7, designed to be the best smartphone that would help Samsung compete with archival Apple and it’s iPhone range this holiday season. The device features a big screen of 5.7-inch in size, a powerful processor, and support for Samsung’s S Pen stylus.

Now that as an estimate of 2.5 million units Samsung sold come with a battery flaw that causes it to overheat and in certain conditions, explode. The latest on dozens of cases of the Galaxy Note 7 overheating and exploding have caused a six-year-old boy to report sustain burns over his body.

Samsung on the other hand also issued a voluntary global recall, though it’s urging all device owners to return or exchange the device for its Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge. Followed by the FAA warning to flyers not to bring the smartphone on airplanes and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission is working on an official recall as well.

More information on how you can do that:  Galaxy Note 7 Recall: How To Return It To Verizon, T-Mobile, Samsung, Others.

According to Associated Press report. (Via: Fortune)

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