Samsung to Limit Battery Charge on the Galaxy Note 7 to 15% in South Korea

Samsung announced the discontinuation of its latest flagship, the Galaxy Note 7 in October last year and since then, the company has been urging owners to return their devices immediately. Even so, about 100,000 Note 7 units are still unreturned in South Korea.

In order to convince holdouts to return Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, which are prone to overheating and catching fire, Samsung announced that it will release a new update for Note 7 units in South Korea on January 9. The update would cap battery charge at 15%, thus forcing owners to return them, according to ZDNet.

15% battery would make the phone quite inconvenient since it would only offer a very limited time use. Late last year, Samsung pushed out similar updates in other markets, like Europe, where battery charge for Note 7 smartphones was limited to just 30%.

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