In the ongoing saga of the Note 7 recall, Samsung Australia has today advised they will issue an update for the Galaxy Note 7 which will limit the capacity of the battery to just 60%.

The update, which mirrors the one they began pushing out in Korea last week, is an effort to stop the possibility of the phone overheating and possibly exploding. The Over The Air update will start arriving tomorrow limiting the battery in the Note 7 to just 60% of its capacity.

The replacement program for the Galaxy Note 7 will also begin tomorrow, with new stock being offered to current Note 7 owners. The new handset will also get an OTA update, but this will not limit the battery capacity, instead it will change the battery indicator to green, as an identifier that hthe phone is ‘safe to use’.


Speaking about the recall, Richard Fink, Vice President IT & Mobile, Samsung Electronics Australia said

The safety of our customers is our first priority. For this reason, we are working to identify and execute all appropriate measures to protect customer safety. We continue to urge customers who still have an affected Galaxy Note7 to complete a data back-up and factory reset before powering-down the device and returning it to their place of purchase to seek a replacement Galaxy Note7 or alternate remedy of their choice.

For owners of the Note 7 who have not yet contacted Samsung Australia about a replacement you should definitely get in contact with Samsung Australia.

Source: Samsung Australia.
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    Sam Zaveri

    The 60% charge limit should worry every phone addict that never goes a minute without checking the next message on apps or the newest hype. They literally cant survive minutes without going through their phone, thus this almost half charge means that at every moment they’re gonna be looking forward to charging it up. Hopefully this won’t be a recipe for further issues.

    Dean Rosolen

    I hope Samsung has already negotiated the carrier approval process for carrier variants (Telstra, Optus, etc).


    Yeah; given telstra left my Note Edge seven months without a security update, as their ‘branding’ needs radio checks etc to make sure the phone still works.
    Telstra are often last out the gate…. bet they are faster with this one..