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Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 with 3200mAh battery might be sold in India and Vietnam

It was only last month when Samsung revealed the final results of its in-depth Galaxy Note 7 investigation. According to its investigation results, faulty batteries were the cause of the phablet catching fire and even exploding in some cases. The South Korean smartphone giant faced huge losses due to the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, and the company is now trying to minimize those losses. If a new report is to be believed, Samsung might start selling refurbished Galaxy Note 7 with a lower capacity 3200 mAh battery in some markets.

According to a report from Hankyung.com, Samsung might start selling refurbished Galaxy Note 7 units with 3000 ~ 3200 mAh batteries (smaller than 3500 mAh batteries in the original Galaxy Note 7) in emerging markets like India and Vietnam starting June 2017. The refurbished device is also said to have a new case, so its design might be slightly different compared to the original model. Except for the battery, all the other internals components such as the processor, memory, storage, camera, and other things are said to be exactly similar to the original device.

Samsung has reportedly recovered almost 98 percent of the 3.06 million Galaxy Note 7 units it sold worldwide. Selling a refurbished variant of the Galaxy Note 7 will provide Samsung not only a way to recover some losses but also a safe way to solve the environmental issue related to disposing of electronic components. Even if this report turns out to be true, it doesn’t mention the number of refurbished Galaxy Note 7 units Samsung would sell, and if its pricing could be lower this time around. Would you buy a refurbished Galaxy Note 7 if Samsung starts selling it?

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mel897
mel897

At the right price point, I would. The difference in battery life with the new battery would be only 10% less. Regarding the ban on airlines, I would assume there would be a way to recognize the new model vs the old.

maccyb
maccyb

I’ll be very happy if some Indian or Vietnamese customer gets one of my perfectly good Note7 devices for a good price. Better than seeing it recycled. I wouldn’t buy one myself, I prefer to wait for the Note8.

shwatt77
shwatt77

Sure. If I can get here in America for strong 400 bucks.

Ram Sai Charan A
Ram Sai Charan A

If they sell it for ₹25,000 ($380), I would buy it in an instant…

Bring it on Sammy

vassbak
vassbak

This is a grate move. If the price is about 500$ there are more than a million who willing to buy it.

Greek1977
Greek1977

SΛMSUNG rules…Good luck to those who will buy it.

cloud1
cloud1

They better price this correctly as really you’d need a 2nd phone just for flying.

echomrg
echomrg

Good luck getting on a plane with a refurbished note 7 (at least in the western hemisphere)…

mtbrown262626
mtbrown262626

No I would not in fact I will be well pissed off considering I at the hand in mine and received nothing in return other than an exchange for the phone that I already had before the note 7 when are note 7 in fact was worth more.

ahmadlala
ahmadlala

I will but this phone if and only if the price is about 200$ nothing more..yet i still be very carefull from it 🙂

Vignesh Shanmugam
Vignesh Shanmugam

Knowing samsung
The price would equal that of the s8
And people will be making rash decisions
The the ghost of the note 6 will still haunt the note 7

Asaduzzaman Abir
Asaduzzaman Abir

obviously! then I will be the first one to buy that!