The Samsung Galaxy Note7 is to be given one final lease of life, in the form of a refurbished device that will be sold at a discount. Available from June, the handsets will initially be available in Samsung’s home market of South Korea.
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Having concluded its investigations into the Samsung Galaxy Note7 battery fires, Samsung has made its findings available publicly. The company discovered that two separate battery faults were behind the problems, and has promised to implement additional safety measures as a result.
It has become clear that Samsung is adopting very different strategies around the world, as it chases the remaining Samsung Galaxy Note7 handsets that have yet to be returned. In the UK, the company has confirmed that it will issue a firmware update to limit batteries to 30 percent of their original capacity.
Samsung will release a firmware update that will effectively render remaining Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices inoperable. The company has announced that it will make the update available starting on 19 December, with the roll-out to be completed within 30 days.
There has been a lot of speculation as to what caused the battery fires on the Samsung Galaxy Note7, but the company itself has yet to identify the problem. Investigations continue, with Samsung well aware of the importance of finding the fault, if it is to reassure its customers.
In what could turn out to be a major surprise, it has emerged that Samsung may attempt to secure a deal to use LG batteries in next year’s Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship. Following the battery fires experienced by some Samsung Galaxy Note7 handsets, the company is considering making some drastic changes next year.
Owners of Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones are reporting that they are receiving firmware upgrades which brings some of the Samsung Galaxy Note7’s capabilities to their devices. The move comes after the South Korean company issued a final recall and shut down production of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 following a series of battery fires.
Following a number of reports about replacement Samsung Galaxy Note7s suffering battery fires, the South Korean company has decided to permanently cease production of the smartphone. Given its size, although Samsung will be able to absorb the consequences of the the decision, there will still be a considerable financial impact on the company in the short term.
There is more trouble ahead for Samsung, following reports of newly-exchanged Samsung Galaxy Note7s suffering explosions. The latest news follows the implementation of a global recall programme, after a number of battery fires from the initial batch of sales.
In the latest development of the exploding battery saga that has affected Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, the South Korean company is to introduce restrictions for those who do not take part in the recall. Samsung will roll out an update which will restrict existing handsets to 60% of their standard battery capacity.