In a bid to keep its name after the recent problem with Galaxy Note 7 battery, Samsung will issue out a temporary solution for those still holding on to the “hot phablets”. It is an update, a software update which will limit the battery charge to 60%.
This information was gotten from The Association Press, which had reported just recently that a South Korean newspaper “Seoul Shinmun” carried an ad from Samsung announcing the update.
We can’t say for sure if or when the update will reach devices in the U.S or other countries, it only said that the patch will get to users in South Korea on the 20th of this month. This can be taken as some kind of incentive to owners of this device or a more reason to participate in the Samsung’s recall still going on so as to get a replacement.
The announcement came up after a report of Samsung filing a claim with the South Korean Government that the Note 7 phablets are exploding because of a problem that emerged in the course of production which allowed the Lithium ion batteries to overheat. According to Bloomberg, the batteries broke bad after the positive and negative poles pressed into contact, which leads to a short circuit and excessive heat. It is unknown if that same flaw is the same that led to a Samsung Galaxy core burning a six years old boy from Brooklyn.
A safe to use Note 7 might be released from the 19th of this month says Bloomberg, although Samsung hasn’t made it official yet.
Samsung, founded by Lee Byung-chul in 1938, is a South Korean multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. Samsung diversified into areas including food processing, textiles, insurance, securities and retail. Samsung entered the electronics industry in the late 1960s and the construction and shipbuilding industries in the mid-1970s.