Samsung software upgrade will cap Note 7 charging at 60 percent

Samsung will limit the battery charging cap for Galaxy Note 7 users to 60 percent through a Over-the-Air (OTA) software upgrade on September 20 following more explosions.
Written by Cho Mu-Hyun, Contributing Writer

Samsung will commence a software upgrade next week to limit the battery charging cap of Galaxy Note 7 to 60 percent following more reports of explosions.

The Over-the-Air (OTA) software upgrade will commence on September 20, 10 am in South Korea.

Samsung is in talks with telcos from nine other countries where the phablet is available to deploy a similar software upgrade.

Galaxy Note 7 has a battery capacity of 3,500 mAh, but the forced upgrade will enforce it to 2,100 mAh.

The measure is meant to protect consumers who are still using the Note 7 despite recommendation to halt use.

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When the exchange starts on September 19 in South Korea, the tech giant will also offer to pay parts of the data fee.

Since the Note 7's unprecedented recall due to the devices catching fire, more similar incidents have appeared where they were sold.

The company has stopped TV advertisements and is posting apologies in newspapers in its home country.

Last week, the US government asked owners of Note 7s to immediately power down the phones and halt use.

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