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Leaked images reportedly show refurbished Galaxy Note 7 with 3,200 mAh battery

We brought you one of the first solid pieces of information that suggested that Samsung is working on a refurbished Galaxy Note 7, and the company recently made it official that it would be doing its best to salvage usable components from the Note 7 and possibly launching a refurbished version depending on market viability. Today, pictures of what is supposedly the refurbished Note 7 have been leaked.

The handset in the images is running Android 7.0 Nougat and carries model number SM-N935, just like we said it would. The battery capacity is also listed as 3,200 mAh on the device; it had been rumored earlier that the refurbished Note 7 would feature a smaller battery than the original, and it certainly looks like that will be the case. Whether the reduced battery size will hold up well in real-life usage remains to be seen, and there’s even the question of whether the refurbished unit will actually go on sale.

The original rumor had suggested that the refurbished model would launch in India and Vietnam, and though a Samsung India employee had rubbished the rumor, the fact that today’s leaked pictures come from the SamsungVN website (a Vietnamese fansite not officially related to Samsung) suggest that it could go on sale in the latter. It wouldn’t be surprising, either, as Samsung currently assembles its smartphones in Vietnam, so relaunching the Note 7 in that market would be considerably easier than in other markets.

Again, there’s no telling if and where Samsung will get the necessary government permissions for selling the refurbished Galaxy Note 7. We’re just hoping that its availability isn’t restricted to only a few markets as there are likely a lot of folks who would put down their hard earned money to get their hands on the Note 7. It’s odd how the Note 7 suddenly looks so boring and generic in design now that the Infinity Display-toting Galaxy S8 is here, but it certainly still holds the crown for offering the most productivity on a Samsung phone (not counting the new DeX station for the S8).

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pankaj981
pankaj981

I would love to buy one depending on the reviews, especially battery life performance. I’m currently using the S7 Edge but would want something boxier.

David Berry
David Berry

Well i still on a real note 7 & loving it. Even with no support & full of apps theres no lag or stuttering. Your just an I phreak if you believe that. You I guys just try & convince yourself something to make it bearable every time you look at your outdated pos I phones. I do find it interesting that they changed out to a slightly smaller battery when according to them that was never an issue it was all due to the manufacturing mistakes in the 2 batteries so why change and take an hr of sot… Read more »

mhannigan
mhannigan

I don’t like all the funny looking characters on the refurbished version.

eHoolie
eHoolie

Its a new font!…..lol

Farmer Farmerer
Farmer Farmerer

I cannot see any of the airlines and other business’s that have specifically banned the note 7 on their premises from reversing their rule.
Sad but probably true.

mhannigan
mhannigan

Well, they wouldn’t have a way to tell if it is the explosive version or not just by looking at it. I had a Note 7 and I loved it. But you’d have to be a complete idiot to buy one again. And I think this is just the media sensationalizing the fact they they repurposed some of the old hardware in a very limited fashion. From what I’ve read from Samsung, they have no intention of selling a Refurbished Note 7.

iceguyver
iceguyver

It would be certainly be hard to convince the FAA that the refurbished Note 7 is safe to use. But not totally impossible. Samsung would just have to disclose everything that they did with the refurbishment of the Note 7 and the results of their tests. The FAA would probably have to conduct their series of tests to see if they can replicate Samsung’s results.

That said if Samsung manages to release the refurbished Note 7 worldwide at a lower price. They risk cannibalising sales from the SGS8 series and future Note 8.

zodiacfml
zodiacfml

I’ve held the S8 at the local grocery store and I dont like the new aspect ratio. It is great in landscape and content that can fill the screen but in portrait mode, it feels cramped and smaller with the smaller width.

The note7 has the same display performance and quality as the S8. I am rooting for the refurbished Note 7 at same or lower price as the S7 edge today

Sugit Pupillam
Sugit Pupillam

They have to acknowledge problems to fix them. TouchWiz lag will hit hard in a couple of months. People will start dumping suspect apps,then the poor saps will reset their phones to no avail. Samsung will say nothing and owners will be faced with multi second app opening, stuttering and maybe freezing at which time samDung will conveniently offer up a new and improved phone with less battery life,five new worthless features, no mention of lag or a fix and all for the low low price of $1000.00.

adrscu
adrscu

You’re surely talking about Apple iPhone. You can’t do jack shit nowadays on an iPhone 5 or 5s! Even web pages take ages to load..

mhannigan
mhannigan

Maybe because it’s an obsolete model from three years ago.

pinetreehater
pinetreehater

I still have my Note 7. I will trade it for the S8. Honestly, the Note 7 in black still looks gorgeous…Like a black glass slab. And I have an accessible fingerprint reader.

About the lag, even my Note 7 has lag, especially with the Iris scanner. There is often lag returning to the home screen, as well. It was snappy as hellz when I first got it, but like all phones Sammy, it got sluggish after a while.

Samsung needs to add just a touch more whiz to their OS….

Dretsel
Dretsel

Loved the Note 7, but I’m already use to the new design language of the S8, it’s starting to look dated lol

gtone339
gtone339

Obsolete now. Just look forward to the S8, or wait for the Note 8 instead.

Bart3n
Bart3n

Omg. I want one… where can i order one

5770 mp
5770 mp

The bezels… Lol
S8 ftw
The iPhone look ugly compared to s8.. the note 7 not as bad but also..

vassbak
vassbak

Huuuge beZels. I have seen to many S8 images later.

Santoss07
Santoss07

Ready to buy it !!! Bring it to EUROPE !!!

PS.: …with a good price, of course 😉

mustaka
mustaka

I too will buy it with a good price. I just hope they won’t use too small a battery with the fear of explosion. There has been no explosions, just less than a hundred out of millions of Note7 batteries caught fire. Problem was not with battery size anyway, there are much bigger batteries today.

Mawty
Mawty

Looking at it i can’t think anything else except of these big bezels 😀

Mawty
Mawty

BTW it’s still awesome!

othmanhu
othmanhu

especially the sides are almost the same of S8

Michollstad
Michollstad

I can’t believe how outdated the Note 7 looks (which I preordered btw) when compared to the S8 +
Goes to show just how much Samsung just changed the game!

fdtf
fdtf

True 😀

othmanhu
othmanhu

Don’t forget they shifted the finger print sensor in the back.

othmanhu
othmanhu

If the price is 50% off I will definitely buy it, but I know that is not gonna happen because they already lost enough.