Nearly 85% of Galaxy Note 7s in the U.S. returned

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Almost three months after the massive scandal started, Samsung is giving an update on the status of the Galaxy Note 7 in the United States.

A statement released by the company on Friday states that around 85% of Galaxy Note 7s in the U.S. alone, and most customers are choosing to exchange for another Samsung device.

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To further dissuade stragglers from keeping their devices, Samsung will be rolling out a software update that limits the Galaxy Note 7’s ability to charge beyond 60%. A pop-up notification, too, will be included to appear every time the screen is turned on or the device is rebooted or plugged in to charge. No one left with a Galaxy Note 7 will continue using it easily and without distraction.

Once again, we urge the remaining 15% to listen to Samsung’s instructions and return your Galaxy Note 7 for a refund or exchange. Don’t risk the safety of yourself and those around you just because you think it’s cool having a now-recalled phone. No, it’s idiotic and dangerous. So head over to Samsung’s refund and exchange page for details on getting either your money back or a different device.

If you’re struggling on choosing your next phone but want to stick with Samsung, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are both still really great devices.

Source: Samsung

About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.

  • Dan

    The Korean nips won’t get my Note 7 back without a voucher for a free Note 8.