The Samsung Electronics has announced that users who want to continue using the same Note 7 can update the software. The update for South Korean users is likely to start from September 20. The update appears to be a last-ditch effort to end the crisis.
However, it was unclear when the update would be issued in other countries or whether it will be forced on existing Note 7 phones irrespective of users consent.
Further, the company is in talks with global mobile carriers to deliver the same update to keep battery power at 60 percent or below at all times. (Also read: The Battle Of Sevens: IPhone 7 Vs Galaxy S7)
Moreover, Samsung also plans to begin issuing new Note 7s with batteries which the company claims are not prone to overheating in South Korea. It might issue Note 7s with new batteries later this month.
The South Korean company has already apologized for causing inconvenience to its users after dozens of cases were reported in which batteries either exploded or caught fire. However, the recall will impact the brand.
The world’s largest smartphone maker has recalled 2.5 million of the devices just two weeks after its launch. According to the company, the problem was attributed to a manufacturing glitch in the batteries.
Its recall will have a large impact on its brand than estimated as aviation regulators and airlines have deemed the Note 7 a flight hazard.
The Galaxy Note series are among the most expensive handsets made by Samsung.