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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