Samsung limits Galaxy Note 7 battery to 30% charge
Samsung is planning to update the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that are still in use despite a fire risk, to prevent them being charged past 30%.The update aims to encourage the few owners who have not yet returned the faulty devices to hand them in.
Samsung issued a global recall for the Galaxy Note 7 in September following complaints about exploding batteries.It estimates that in Europe about 10% of Note 7 owners have yet to return their devices.
In a statement, Samsung, which plans to begin the changes on 15 December, said the update it issued in September that limited charging capacity to 60% “helped to drive a high rate of return”.”This new battery software update is specifically designed to reinforce to the remaining minority of customers to immediately replace their device,” it said.
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