Samsung is not killing off all Galaxy Note 7 models after all. The Korean company is rolling out software to remaining devices in the U.S. to prevent them from charging, but it appears it won’t be doing the same elsewhere.
Reports in its home country claim that Samsung is releasing new software for the Note 7 which will limit battery charge to just 60% for Korean users.
This is due to the fact that there are still said to be 140,000 devices still in use, with Korean sources saying there would be ‘strong opposition’ to the Galaxy Note 7 being rendered unusable, as it has been in the United States.
Networks in the U.S. are set to issue the disabling update soon. Verizon, however, says it will not take part, citing the fact that many users will be left without an alternative handset.
Samsung already limited the Note 7’s charge to 30% here in Europe, although there are no official plans to kill off the devices completely.
Samsung was forced to discontinue its flagship smartphone after a number of batteries exploded, leading to in–flight bans and networks refusing to stock the device.