We earlier reported that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has received a Wi-Fi certification hinting towards a re-launch of the phablet. And it seems that the device will make its debut by the end of June and would be named as Galaxy Note 7R, where R stands for refurbished.
According to a report by SlashGear, the company has done some noticeable tweaks on the Galaxy Note 7 to make it safe for use. For instance, the brand has downgraded the battery from 3500mAh to 3200mAh on the refurbished units. The report further highlighted the pricing of the phablet as well. The smartphone which launched for launched for 989,900 KRW (approx. Rs 56,251), will now be available for 700,000 KRW or Rs 39,777.
Samsung is reported to have solved the problem by replacing the battery in the refurbished model. To recall, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 7 last year August 2016, however, the company soon had to recall the device as some significant number of units were catching fire due to an issue in the design as well as in the battery. Note that, the company never launched the Galaxy Note 7 in India, so it is highly unlikely that the company will bring the refurbished unit to the country.
Once considered as a Samsung’s best bet, the Galaxy Note 7 had become company’s worst nightmare with the recent turn of events. With the persistent overheating issue and reports of the device catching fire coming in, the company had no option but to issue a global recall and stop its production. The whole Note 7 fiasco has burned a deep hole in company’s pocket, with estimates suggesting that whole chapter would Samsung up to $2.8 billion.