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It's time. After more than four months, the world's largest smartphone manufacturer is ready to reveal the exact reason that the Galaxy Note7 -- its most advanced smartphone ever, and the year's strongest competitor to Apple's iPhone 7 -- was recalled.

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If you have a Galaxy Note7, and still haven't switched off and taken it back, do it. Not only is it at risk of catching fire, as of next week Samsung will begin rolling out a software upgrade that will limit the battery to 2,100 mAh of its 3,500 mAh capacity.

This is in an effort to protect you from your phone catching fire. I don't mean to overstate the point at all, but if you have a Samsung Galaxy Note7 your phone can catch fire. Seriously, just switch it off and take it back.

As part of Samsung's worldwide recall affecting over a million Galaxy Note7 smartphones, every owner of a Note7 in Australia -- even if they bought the phone overseas or online -- will be contacted proactively to arrange their choice of a replacement phone, a full refund, or an expert repair. No battery fire incidents have been reported in Australia, but the company is taking unprecedented steps to address any potential issue to keep customers happy.

With a full recall from Samsung expected to be announced imminently, Australian retailers are pulling the Galaxy Note7 from shelves. "Sales of the Galaxy Note 7 have been paused while we investigate," Samsung has confirmed to Gizmodo, referring to reports of the handsets catching fire.

JB Hi-Fi, Dick Smith, Optus, Telstra and Vodafone have all removed the phone from sale whilst they await further news from Samsung.

Samsung's newest phone is its best phone ever. But that's no surprise -- we've said that about every flagship Samsung release for the last couple of years. No, what's interesting is why the new Galaxy Note7 stands out from the crowd -- and it's not because of its world-first iris-scanning biometric unlocking.