Samsung Singapore has confirmed that the company will be rolling out a new OTA update to the remaining 5% Galaxy Note 7 users in Singapore, which will disable the device from charging past 0%. This no doubt, will be one of the final measure taken by the Korean company to coerce the remaining 5% users into exchanging or refunding their current Galaxy Note 7 unit.
“As customer safety remains our utmost priority, Samsung Electronics Singapore will be implementing a software update on 28 December 2016, which will restrict all Galaxy Note7’s battery charge to zero percent. Galaxy Note7 customers who have yet to participate in the exchange/refund programme are urged to back up their data in the Galaxy Note7 immediately and power down their device. They are invited to call 1800-SAMSUNG (7267864) to arrange for an exchange or a refund. More than 95 percent of Galaxy Note7 customers in Singapore have since completed their exchange/refund. Samsung is thankful for the support from customers and is deeply sorry for the inconvenience caused.”
According to the official source, this update will be rolled out on December 28th next week so for those still holding on to one of this nearly extincted unit, do back up the device as soon as possible before the stated dateline. And yes, like most other Galaxy Note 7 users, prepare to bid a final farewell to it – I had already did mine.