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Samsung confirms refurbished Galaxy Note 7 will not be sold in India

It was reported earlier today that Samsung was thinking about selling refurbished Galaxy Note 7 handsets in emerging markets, India and Vietnam were specifically mentioned in that report. While we’ve yet to hear something from HQ in South Korea, a spokesperson for Samsung India has refuted the report, confirming that refurbished Galaxy Note 7 units will not be sold in India.

“The report on Samsung planning to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 smartphone[s] in India is incorrect,” said a Samsung India spokesperson. That’s as curt a denial as you’re ever going to get. It’s pertinent to mention here that this isn’t the first time the theory of Samsung selling refurbished Galaxy Note 7 handsets has been floated. We’ve heard this in the past as well as just because it has resurfaced doesn’t mean it’s going to happen.

It was already mentioned in the report that Samsung won’t sell these refurbished units in North America or Europe so that leaves it with only a handful of regions where it can go through with this. It doesn’t seem likely to me but if it were to happen, we’d love it if you vote in our poll about buying a refurbished Galaxy Note 7.

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michael doidge
michael doidge

Not viable for Samsung, or wise , the note 7 is dead and buried . Refurbishing a device requires disasembly which in initself can cause problems , then putting in the alternative battery would require possibly some alterations and then testing , adding the time all this takes and not to mention the fact it would be bringing back a model that in the eyes of the public is a dud. …. not a good move . I don’t know who perpatrates these silly rumors , but stringing them up by the whatsits would be too good for them .

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

A shame and a waste of a good hardware and software. This is a long shot but one good choice could be to remove the glass back and put a nice removable plastic back like Note 4 or even LG V10. That would allow airlines or any other transport mean to easily spot it. It will also allow it to keep the wireless charging feature for those who use it. I’ve seen in several websites people saying that it should be priced at $/£/€ 200-250. That would be a super a steal and probably to close to the cost of… Read more »

matturl
matturl

I would have bought one here in the UK. But the issue would have been updating everybody else about the refurbished device, e.g.: airlines, transport, and the public. They probably wouldn’t trust the Note 7 a third time around. So it’s clear why this decision was made.

iceguyver
iceguyver

Same here. As long as they have replaced the battery with a smaller one and prove that it is safe. I would have gotten one in a heart beat. But it would be allot of work for Samsung to inform Airlines, public transportation networks and the whole world that it is now safe to own a Note 7. I kinda wish that Samsung had decided to put a smaller battery into the Note 7 the 2nd time round. It would have probably saved the Note 7. I guess they could recycle the parts of the Note 7 for the Note… Read more »