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Samsung to disable charging on remaining Galaxy Note7s

Samsung said that around 97% of the devices had been returned, meaning that there are still 3% of the Note7 units running in the wild.

@LanaJelic
Published Fri, Mar 24 2017 5:17 PM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:17 PM CDT

As of October last year, the Galaxy Note7 is officially dead. Due to faulty batteries, Samsung stopped the sale of this smartphone and welcomed all of their users to return the devices.

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However, just recently I saw a user bragging on Twitter that his Note7 is still alive and running. Samsung said that around 97% of the devices had been returned, meaning that there are still 3% of the Note7 units running in the wild.

The Korean company limited the charging on some Galaxy Note7 devices to 60%, but now they have decided to put an end to all the remaining Note7 units around the world. Samsung will issue a new update to end the charging of all the Note7s around the world, making them useless.

This is a logical step because the company doesn't need any more bad publicity, especially not now when they are launching their new flagships - the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

It is also extremely irresponsible that some users have decided to stick with their Note7s knowing that there's a chance it might harm them or people around them... Thankfully, Samsung's new update will put an end to this, and the Note7 saga may finally end.

NEWS SOURCE:gsmarena.com

Lana has a passion for technology and science. She spends her time looking for the latest and most interesting technology and science news. Her passion is in gadgets, wearables, and other cool and interesting applications of technology or science. She also spends her free time gaming in MMOs like World of Warcraft. She has prior experience covering technology for publications and breaking news. If she’s not doing either, you might just find her exploring the metaverse in VR. Lana wants to expand TweakTown’s coverage of mobile, wearables and gadgets while also bringing her experience with science and general tech to TweakTown. Her area of coverage is around science, technology, smartphones, wearables, and general neat gadgets. She hopes to one day be able to drive around in her self-driving car while she schedules an appointment for a SpaceX trip to the moon on her smartwatch.

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