Fighting its loyalists: Samsung to push a Note 7 update in South Korea that severely limits battery charge

Fighting its loyalists: Samsung to push a Note 7 update in South Korea that severely limits battery charge
After Samsung figured out that whatever is wrong with the combusting Note 7 is no easy fix, the company issued a full recall, announcing that the phablet will be discontinued and customers that bring their unit in will be compensated and get an exchange with another Sammy phone at a bargain. As you may guess, however, there are plenty of users out there who quickly fell in love with their Note 7 and have decided to hold on to it, trusting that there's a minimal chance that it might blow up.

Of course, Samsung is having none of that. The devices hold the potential to destroy property and inflict serious injuries, so the company wants those Note 7s back, away from customers' hands. To convince loyal, yet stubborn, users to return their Note 7, Sammy will now be pushing an update that limits the maximum battery charge of the smartphone to 60%. We heard that the update is coming to Europe, now Samsung confirmed that it will be installing it to phones in South Korea as well.

Does limiting the Note 7's charge to 60% make it safer? We wouldn't bet on it. Out of the numerous reports of blown up Notes, many of them were off, not fully charged, or not currently charging. The whole explosion issue has stumped Samsung for a while now and for good reason — the conditions under which it happens are varied almost to the point of being random, and a constant is hard to pinpoint. According to latest reports, Sammy engineers are now looking for a possible cause outside of the battery compartment.

What a 60% limit on charging would surely do, however, is incite users to go back to the store, probably with a grudgy look in their eye, and return their shiny phablet. Sorry, guys, but hey — we are pretty sure it hurts for Samsung as much as it does for you.


source: Reuters


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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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12 Comments

1. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

To these note 7 owners it must be like going on a date with a supermodel and finding out she has AIDS.

2. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

LOL right. +1

8. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

You said it "varied almost to the point of being random" This means very fake Just like the 100's of reports of easy gg5 damage, all being fake Hmhmhmhm

10. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

not all fake but mostly all of them. Sold easily more than 50 lg g5 and only 1 came with camera lense thats broken and the lense was not flush like mine so its was manufacturer defect nothing more.

12. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

LOLWUT?

5. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1347; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

You'd have to add about a dozen more ailments to the list.

6. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

@wando77 Yup But you missed to make it more clear. No doctor or medical test prove that she has AIDS, only her former boyfriends claim so.

11. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Hahaha good one + 1

3. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

Even Samsung had it with their crazy fandom

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

^^ Which means nothing, as long as most of it's cosumers remain loyal - and they do!

7. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Not true. There is nothing like loyalty, like the ifans . Simply no OEM make such device. Patented Samsung technology. Hardware(s pen) and software. Even design. Even Apple could't copy more than the screen size.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31605; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Just brick the damn thing.

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