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Samsung limited maximum battery charge in a dangerous Note 7

Samsung limited maximum battery charge in a dangerous Note 7

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In the run-up to a large-scale mobile-phone replacement limited Samsung the maximum accupercentage of the Galaxy Note 7, to the explosion of the phone to limit.

With a software update for existing devices, it is ensured that up to 60 percent of the total battery capacity can be charged, reports news agency AP on Wednesday on the basis of an ad that Samsung on the front page of a South Korean newspaper placed.

It is unclear whether and when the update is also outside of South Korea will be rolling out. The Note 7 was also used in the US, Canada, Australia and Taiwan released before the used battery dangerous turned out to be.

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Samsung has the 2.5 million buyers of the Note 7 will be prompted to power off, and makes people also with push notifications aware of the danger of explosion. But still seem to be some customers out there not to listen and continue to be there since the announcement of the trade accidents happen.

Reputational damage

In South Korea, and Singapore start Samsung in the coming week with the replacement of smartphones, but in other countries, this can take even longer. Meanwhile, customers can choose their device often be exchanged for a different smartphone, also of other brands.

It is unclear when the Note 7 in the Netherlands on the market. That would actually be on 9 september happen, but presumably this is happening now, not before the trade is completed.

According to analysts, the cost of the replacement of smartphones Samsung about a billion dollars, but the reputational damage is potentially much greater. In a few days evaporated even though some 17 billion euros in market value, the closing share of Samsung Wednesday about 4 percent in the plus.

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