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Uh-oh! The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 might have its own battery problems

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Samsung masterfully weathered the exploding Galaxy Note 7 disaster and launched itself again to the highest with the wonderful Galaxy S8 and Note 8 smartphones, however it could have one other battery-related downside to take care of.

A number of customers on Samsung’s personal community forums and Android Central’s vocal forums have reported over the previous couple of months that their Be aware eight telephones cease working and accepting a cost as soon as the battery’s been drained all the way down to zero p.c.

One consumer said his father had 4 Be aware eight telephones fail on him inside a one month interval. One other consumer  observed the identical battery downside on his Galaxy S8 after which once more on his Be aware eight.

Many of those customers have reportedly obtained replacements (albeit refurbished ones, which TBH is normal observe and even Apple does the identical) after relaying the issue to their service or Samsung help.

Whereas battery issues ought to all the time be taken severely, the affected gadgets could merely have been faulty or remoted incidences.

The fan weblog SamMobile was the primary to curate these Be aware eight battery incidents and name consideration to them. Mashable has reached out to Samsung for remark, however the firm declined to remark on the time of publishing.

We did a little bit digging of our personal, and it will seem that this battery subject is not new or distinctive to the Galaxy Be aware eight.

Although consultants recommend not letting gadgets with lithium-ion batteries totally drain too often — it’s best to attempt to maintain the battery between 40 and 70 p.c earlier than recharging it — many of those batteries are regulated and managed by software program.

In different phrases, the batteries should not charging up and the telephones seem like “bricked” (useless) as a result of they want a fast bounce begin similar to a useless automobile battery.

An Android Central consumer by the identify of “jhimmel” explains it nicely and gives an answer that would re-jigger your telephone: 

“It is referred to as Stack Charging. Some gadgets want a tiny quantity of present to run the charging management. You get a couple of seconds of charging earlier than the cost management system kicks in, so plugging in and unplugging about 30 seconds aside builds up sufficient of a cost for the telephone to take over. I’ve completed this earlier than, greater than as soon as, to revive a seemingly useless gadget. Generally it took 20 minutes of plugging and unplugging – but it surely did work.”

A fast search on-line reveals clients have been experiencing the identical battery-discharge-bricking issues for years. Here’s one from 2013 from an individual who had the precise subject on his BlackBerry PlayBook pill.

For those who’re noticing the identical downside by yourself Be aware eight (we’ve not seen it on our evaluation unit), attempt stack charging it utilizing the tactic outlined above. After which if that does not work, take it up with Samsung. 

Battery issues are sure to pop up and there are lemons that come off the meeting line. Simply be glad that the batteries aren’t catching hearth and burning cars down. It may all the time be a lot worse.

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