The writing is on the wall for owners of replacement Samsung Note 7 phones with the electronics giant announcing today that they will be releasing an update to all replacement Note 7s in Australia implementing the same 60% battery restriction that the original stock eventually received.
Richard Fink, Vice President IT & Mobile, Samsung Electronics Australia said:
“Customer safety is our number one priority and we are asking customers who still have a Galaxy Note7 to immediately complete a data back-up and factory reset before powering-down the device and returning it to their place of purchase”.
If you have a Note 7 you should know by now that the entire product line has been decommissioned and all units recalled. If you have a Note 7 please follow the official recall instructions.
Let’s hope Samsung doesn’t over react to the product issues and finds what the cause was, discloses it to the public, and comes back with a bigger and better Note 8 in 2017. After we decided that the Note 7 was (before the battery issues) probably the best smartphone to hit the market this year, it’d be a shame not to see Samsung repair the damage and do even better next year.