Samsung is planning to offer the Note 7 as a refurbished device
As the world waits for the Samsung Galaxy S8 release, Samsung has announced its plans for recycling — and refurbishing — the millions of recalled Note 7 devices (opens in new tab).
Back in February, Samsung denied it had plans to sell refurbished Note 7s in India and Vietnam but it has since changed its tune, stating "applicability is dependent upon consultations with regulatory authorities and carriers as well as due consideration of local demand."
Given that the batteries were to blame for the Note 7's spectacular fiery failures, the plan for refurbishing the device would likely require installing a smaller battery before offering them as refurbished or rental units in select markets. No word on release timelines or which markets will see the refurbished Note 7.
Meanwhile, the remaining recalled devices will be sent to electronics recycling companies where they will be stripped of components such as semiconductors and camera modules which will be reused for test sample production purposes. The remaining components will be sent to eco-friendly companies that specialize in extracting precious metals from the devices.
Would you buy a refurbished Note 7? Let us know in the comments!
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I hate this s7e.
I want my Note back!!!
You nailed that one
I never said I had a deposit for it, but again...reading has failed you.
Samsung is the ones that said they are planning on selling it. It's not some leak from some other site, it's directly from Samsung, on their own site.. Unless now you're saying that Samsung doesn't know what Samsung is doing. Which is an argument I could actually believe.
If you can manage, click on the source link for this article. It's Samsung's statement from today. Then find someone to explain it to you because I'm certain you won't know what the words on the site mean.
Do the right thing Samsung and make people happy! Market it at a reduced cost and watch your market share soar again. Just don't make us have another F-bomb moment ok?