An advertisement of the Samsung Electronics Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in Seoul, South Korea. ( Image Credit: AP )

Samsung to limit recharging of faulty Note 7 batteries

Samsung announces a software update that will limit battery recharges to 60 per cent of capacity

SEOUL: Samsung said Wednesday it would limit recharging of the batteries of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to lower the risk of explosions in a measure apparently intended to jolt users into returning their devices following a recall.

The South Korean electronics giant on September 2 suspended sales of its latest flagship smartphone and announced a recall of 2.5 million units already sold, after faulty batteries caused some handsets to explode during charging.

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