Samsung’s temporary fix to exploding batteries: 60 percent charge limit

September 14, 2016

It could somehow prevent batteries from exploding.

Samsung’s current fiasco with the Galaxy Note 7 is getting more complicated. Aside from the multiple instances of batteries exploding while being used (or being charged), Samsung has now issued a massive global recall of all the initial batch of units sold to customers.

But there are still some customers who still hasn’t traded in their defective units so Samsung is issuing a fix to prevent these smartphones from exploding: a 60 percent cap on the battery charge as a preventive measure. That means that when you charge your Galaxy Note 7, it will only be charged until 60 percent capacity.

That’s doesn’t bode well for current users – but then again, the best solution is to trade in your defective unit before something more serious happens.

The issue couldn’t happen at a better time for Samsung, especially with competitor Apple releasing the iPhone 7 this week.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
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