Seoul: Reports say Samsung plans to issue a software update for its recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that will prevent them from overheating by limiting battery recharges to under 60 per cent.
Yonhap News and other South Korean media reported Tuesday, citing Samsung Electronics, that the company will issue a software update for any users of the Note 7 who may be disregarding its recall notice and continuing to use the smartphone.
The company plans to begin issuing new Note 7s with batteries it says will not be prone to overheating beginning on September 19.
Earlier this month, Samsung recalled 2.5 million Note 7s, citing fire risks from the smartphone's battery. It said the problem stemmed from a manufacturing error.
Samsung did not answer emails and calls seeking confirmation of the reports.