Samsung reduces Galaxy Note 7 Battery capacity to 30%

Samsung reduces Galaxy Note 7 Battery capacity as consumers refuse to return their devices

We now know why the Samsung Note 7 exploded

Samsung reduces Galaxy Note 7 Battery capacity to 30%

 

By now we should all know how dangerous the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 can be, with a large number of reported battery explosions and two recalls for the device. Today in Europe it is estimated that around 10% of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners have not returned their device, prompting Samsung to take further action to take these potentially dangerous handsets off the market. 

On December 15th Samsung will be issuing a new update which will limit the phone's battery capacity to 30%, with the phone already being limited to 60% capacity by an earlier update. This update will effectively half the devices battery life, hopefully prompting more people to return the phone. 

Right now it is unknown if this update will be the same in all regions, though there are reports from the US and Canada that they will receive an update that will disable the phone completely, forcing consumers to return their device. This update will reportedly disable radio communications, WiFi and Bluetooth, making the device useless.  

 

Samsung reduces Galaxy Note 7 Battery capacity as consumers refuse to return their devices  

Right now the reason why the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 failed, with Samsung using an aggressive battery design in a phone that barely had enough room for it, resulting in the battery failing due to internal pressures caused by the phone's other internal components. 

You can read a full article on why the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 failed here. 

 

You can join the discussion on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on the OC3D Forums

 

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09-12-2016, 10:48:45

SuB
Samsung know you can stop updates happening right?

Also, who is stupid enough to want to keep one of these? It's not a matter or pride is it? Because this is utter stupidity.. it will invalidate any/all insurance anywhere you take it, if your house burns down, or your car catches fire because of one of these.. you're insurance totally does NOT cover it, it's a recalled, dangerous product...

Why are people so stupid >.<Quote

09-12-2016, 11:05:23

WYP
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Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Samsung know you can stop updates happening right?

Also, who is stupid enough to want to keep one of these? It's not a matter or pride is it? Because this is utter stupidity.. it will invalidate any/all insurance anywhere you take it, if your house burns down, or your car catches fire because of one of these.. you're insurance totally does NOT cover it, it's a recalled, dangerous product...

Why are people so stupid >.<
Dear knows why so many people have not returned their devices yet. Surely nobody tech literate enough to own a flagship phone hasn't heard of this issue yet?Quote

09-12-2016, 19:34:34

Kushiro
Lets bring these on flights Quote

09-12-2016, 20:02:00

NeverBackDown
Just keep digging the whole Samsung.Quote

09-12-2016, 20:47:00

King of Old Old School
lol...Samsung have told these people to return the phones.....So if i blows up in face it's there fault....If i does blow up in some adult face i will be laughing my a** off......Idiots

Oh god you have to pad everything today.Quote
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