Samsung has agreed that some units of its Galaxy Note 7 units have the battery issue. Addressing the same, it has announced a global recall of Galaxy Note 7 and has halted the sales considering the increasing cases of battery explosion. Now, Samsung has started sending another notification which allows users to charge the phone up to 80%. The charging limit was fixed at 60% earlier by the company when it started sending OTA updates preventing users to charge the Note 7 over the limit.
Galaxy Note 7 battery plates overheat leading to explosion
The Galaxy Note 7 has a big battery of 3500mAh and these battery plates heat up to melt the phone, and thus explode it. Over 90 cases of fire and third- and second-degree burns have been reported till date in the US alone. A Galaxy Note 7 user has even sued the South Korean electronics titan over the Galaxy Note 7 battery explosion case that injured him really bad.
In the Note 7 Settings menu, there is an option turning on which the phone battery would charge up to 60% only. Even if the feature is off, the phone will only charge to 80 percent maximum. Users can turn on the Power saver mode to extend the battery life.
Both the US airlines and Indian aviation ministry have taken the matter seriously and have prohibited using and charging Note 7 onboard flights. Some airlines have banned all Samsung Galaxy smartphones in flights.
So, how would you know that your Galaxy Note 7 is faulty?
Any Galaxy Note 7 purchased before September 15 are possibly faulty. The company has recalled all the old Note 7 devices and are replacing them with new one in a box that reads ‘Note 7s.’ The additional ‘s’ denotes that the smartphone is replaced and safe for use now. You can check the manufacturing date by entering the IMEI number on the official Samsung recall website.