After killing the device last year in October, Samsung has now come up with a statement confirming its plans to sell the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 in select markets. For this, Samsung is said to have saved some of the components such as camera modules from the previous units, extracted the metal parts with some claimed eco friendly methods and sell the resulting refurbished devices in select markets.
Samsung told to The Verge – “The objective of introducing refurbished devices is solely to reduce and minimize any environmental impact”
“The product details including the name, technical specification and price range will be announced when the device is available. Samsung will not be offering refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices for rent or sale in the US.”
Interestingly, this is contrary to what the South Korean multinational claimed after recalling the device last year. Samsung then claimed that it has no plans to recycle and sell refurbished units of the discontinued Galaxy Note 7.
Just after Samsung recalled the device after thousands of incidents of the Note 7 catching fire, a lot of agencies around the globe started investigating on the issue. The people from Instrumental claimed that Samsung went in for an aggressive design. The report from Instrumental claimed that Samsung, in an attempt to put a bigger battery in the smallest possible frame compromised on the space around the border of the battery.
Meanwhile, Samsung had its own say on the issue. The company blamed the faulty batteries in the first phase of devices while the second round of sales was a result of company trying to bump up the production capacity in least possible time.
Nevertheless, Samsung’s beloved Galaxy Note 7 might come into life from dead after all. The company hasn’t rolled out any information about the name and availability as yet, but we expect it to be sooner than later. However, it will be interesting to note the response this time from the audience. What do you think? Will you buy the refurbished Galaxy Note 7? Let us know in the comment section below.
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