In an effort to contain the fallout from the Galaxy Note 7 batteries exploding, Samsung is reportedly readying a firmware update which will limit the battery from being charged past 60%. It is believed that this will reduce the possibility of the onboard batteries overheating, catching on fire, or exploding. As the Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s battery is rated at 3,500 mAh, 60% of that is just 2,100 mAh which isn’t ideal, but much better than getting burned or worse.
Samsung is reportedly expected to release the update on September 20. Those who currently own a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 are encouraged to participate in the replacement program.
In the wake of Samsung’s recent voluntary recall of the Galaxy Note 7 due to possible exploding batteries and approximately 2 weeks before a resolution is expected to arrive, T-Mobile is taking a proactive approach to the situation by offering customers a full refund on any Galaxy Note 7.
Starting immediately, Galaxy Note 7 customers are encouraged to go to any T-Mobile store, call 611, or call 1-800-937-8997 to get a full refund on the Galaxy Note 7 along with any accessories purchased. Those who received a free year of subscription to Netflix will be able to keep the subscription. With the refund, you will be able to purchase any new T-Mobile phone including [...]
Although launched just a week ago, Samsung is issuing a voluntary recall for all units of their new Galaxy Note 7 and stopping sales of the new device due to possible battery cell issues. As of September 1, there have been 35 cases of exploding batteries reported on the Note 7 worldwide and Samsung is currently conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the issue and which batteries are affected.
In the coming weeks, Samsung will be replacing Note 7’s for customers who already own them.