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Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 will not be sold in the United States

Samsung confirmed yesterday that it’s going to bring back the Galaxy Note 7. It’s going to sell refurbished units in select markets across the globe. These units will reportedly have a smaller battery so that they don’t catch fire like the original units did. Samsung has said that it’s going to work with local regulators in different markets across the globe to get approval for this plan and it has confirmed that the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 won’t be sold in the United States.

“The objective of introducing refurbished devices is solely to reduce and minimize any environmental impact,” the company said in a statement provided to The Verge, also hinting that the device may be renamed entirely when refurbished units hit the market. “The product details including the name, technical specification and price range will be announced when the device is available,” it added.

Refurbishing Galaxy Note 7 is part of Samsung’s three-step process to recycle millions of Galaxy Note 7 devices that it has recovered from customers. The other steps include salvaging usable components like semiconductors and cameras as well as extracting metal parts by working with third-party “eco-friendly” companies.

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Deliximus
Deliximus

I have the s7e. I would buy one of these in a heartbeat. And I know many would, even with the s8 almost out. N7 was the best device I’ve used, period.

JazzyJayBEE
JazzyJayBEE

To sell these things in any capacity has to be the dumbest decision ever.

preime101
preime101

why?

JazzyJayBEE
JazzyJayBEE

Reputation. The Note 7, even though feature wise, is a great device, the fact they had to recall it twice and its fallout in the media and being banned on commercial transportation has tarnished its name forever. Now they want to bring this out, even with the same name as before?! I don’t get it. I will wait for the Note 8.

Nkdulnuan
Nkdulnuan

Wrong timing for samsung to announce this when your just about to launch s8/s8+.

News are flooded with such eclipsing the anticipation of the new devices.

NotReallySamsungFan
NotReallySamsungFan

They didn’t announce it. Samsung India accidentally leaked it. Actually an accident, not like the S8 leaks.

gsdworld21
gsdworld21

Just imagine if a few have faults which cause fires. It’ll finish Samsung. Rather than just take a loss. They’ll still be a ban on them on airlines etc as they won’t know if they are older ones or new. Personally I think it’s a bad move which could backfire in a big way. I loved my note 7 but I wouldn’t get another. This has greed written all over it

siriom
siriom

Getting ready for a 700$ refurbished device.

billywongwashere
billywongwashere

Why announce selling refurbished note 7 a day or so before the s8 announcements? This could backfire against them

ionutdicu
ionutdicu

first denial then confirmation; not a very consistent and confident policy…