October 26, 2016 / 11:22 PM / a year ago

Samsung Electronics to limit Galaxy Note 7 battery charge in South Korea

An employee checks an exchanged Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 at company's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it will implement a software update in South Korea to prevent Galaxy Note 7 smartphone batteries from charging beyond 60 percent, the latest safety step for the recalled, fire-prone phones.

The world’s top smartphone maker said it would implement the software update at 2 a.m. on Oct. 29 (1700 GMT Oct. 28) in accordance with a recommendation from regulators.

Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Stephen Coates

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