galaxy-note-7-design_27-frontWith Samsung officially issuing a recall on its Galaxy Note 7 handsets after reports of the phones exploding, you would think that customers would be rushing out in droves to return what could potentially be a ticking time bomb. However for some reason there are still customers who believe that they aren’t affected by the problem.

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There was an initial report that suggested that Samsung would remotely deactivate unreturned handsets (which later turned out to be false), but now according to a report from AP, it seems that Samsung will deal with unreturned handsets through a software update that will see Note 7 handsets have their batteries limited to a maximum of 60%.

What this means is that if you don’t return your Note 7 in exchange for the replacement unit, a software update will prevent you from recharging your phone to more than 60%. According to Samsung, “It is a measure to put consumer safety first but we apologize for causing inconvenience.”

However it should be noted that this is what Samsung plans to do for the South Korean market. It is unclear if Samsung will institute this plan in other parts of the world, but it does sound like a potential plan, although we guess whether or not users will actually bother updating is a different story.

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5.7"
  • 2560x1440
  • Super AMOLED
  • 515 PPI
12 MP
  • f/1.7 Aperture
  • OIS
3500 mAh
  • Non-Removable
  • No Wireless Charg.
4GB RAM
  • Snapdragon 823/Exynos 8893
  • MicroSD
Price
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Weight
169 g
Launched in
2016-08-02
Storage (GB)
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