Samsung will soon roll out a temporary fix for the exploding Galaxy Note 7. The fix is a new over-the-air software update that will limit maximum charge of the Note 7 battery to 60%.
This will serve as a stop-gap measure against explosions, but it will also raise awareness among consumers that they need to return their phones. Although it is hard to believe that there are people out there who still don’t know about the problem, at this point.
The new Galaxy Note 7 temporary battery fixing update will be apparently pushed as an obligatory solution. After the update, the Galaxy Note 7 will be limited to getting no more than 2,100mAh of charge from its 3,500mAh battery cell, a level equivalent to around 60% of charge. Hopefully this really will solve the problem, because we are getting tired of hearing new stories of phones exploding.
In Korea, Samsung will also reimburse consumers for carrier fees, a possible reason for some to delay returning the Galaxy Note 7. They won’t have anything to stop them now. While in the United States, Samsung is giving out $25 gift cards to those who continue using a Samsung device even after returning their Note 7 for replacement. That is a good incentive, but I can see many passing on that.
Source Phone Arena