Samsung Confirm to launch Refurbished ‘Note 7’
Samsung said on Sunday it’s going to start selling a refurbished model of the recalled galaxy note 7 phone in South Korea on July 7, using batteries different from those who induced some handsets to catch fire previous year.
Samsung stated in a statement it will offer 400,000 phones, dubbed the Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition, in its home with a price 699,600 won ($611), approximately 30 percent lower than the Note 7’s original price. The phone will be made from recalled, unsealed Note 7 handsets and unused note 7 components.
Batteries for the refurbished phones can have a lower capability than those of the original Note 7, however, have passed new safety measures carried out following the recall, Samsung stated.
The world’s largest smartphone maker was forced to halt the sales of the Note 7 in October, more or less 2 months after its launch, due to first-prone batteries from two different providers. The incident cost Samsung over $5 billion in running earnings and damaged its status, though the firm has been recovered with the successful release of the Galaxy S8.
The company said in advance this year it planned to sell refurbished Note 7 after investigations through Samsung and independent corporations concluded the batteries have been solely liable for the fires.
Samsung also plans to hold a launch occasion for the Galaxy Note 8 within the 2nd half of August.
The company stated it’ll decide whether or not to sell the refurbished Note 7 in other markets at a later date. It has stated it has no longer plan to offer the device inside the U.S. or India.