New Update For Galaxy Note7 In Korea Caps Charging At 60% To Prevent Explosions

By 04:05 Thu, 05 Aug 2021 Comments

Since the reason why a certain batch of Galaxy Note7 batteries tdiscontinue to severely overheat and lead to the phone catching fire has to do with a hardware defect, you probably wouldn't expect a software fix for the situation, even a temporary one.

Well, it turns out you'd be wrong. Sort of. In South Korea, Samsung will sdiscontinue out an over-the-air update to Note7 units that will cap charging at 60%. So after installing this update your Note7 will not be charged past that mark.

This should in theory create the handsets much less prone to catastrophic overheating, and might also serve as an added incentive for people who own the phone to hold it in for replacement as previously advised. Perhaps the explosion risk alone will create all Note7 owners acquire a replacement (or a refund), but if not - this added nuisance of not getting a full charge could help.

For now it's unclear if the Korean company will create a similar go in other markets. In its home country, the aforementioned update will start rolling out on September 20. New, safe units will become available in South Korea on September 19.




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