Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 gets Wi-Fi certified: Report

The refurbished Galaxy Note 7 is tipped to be launched running Android 7.0 Nougat.

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Highlights

    • Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 gets Wi-Fi certified.
    • Could be launched running Android 7.0 Nougat.

After the Galaxy Note 7 saga that tattered Samsung’s reputation, the tech giant has taken precautions with its latest flagship Galaxy S8 and S8+. Samsung did add some marquee features on its new devices to play safe and most likely erase the bad memories of the Note 7 fiasco.

However, Samsung doesn’t seem to renounce totally from its last flagship. According to a report from Android Authority, the Wi-Fi alliance has just certified a Samsung device. The Samsung Electronics device which features model number SM-N935S is believed to be the refurbished Galaxy Note 7. The report also cites that the device could be launched running Android 7.0 Nougat.

Source: Android Authority
Source: Android Authority

In a similar report, GSMArena cited seven new devices to have been listed by Wi-Fi Alliance. The devices with similar product names were issued by Samsung Electronics, as per the report. The product names and model numbers are listed as- SM-N930FD, SM-N930X, SM-N930S, SM-N930L, SM-N930K, SM-N930F and SM-N935S. All the different versions of the phone are said to have 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac along with Wi-Fi direct. Reports further speculate that the devices with model number SM-N930L, SM-N930K and SM-N930S will be sold in the South Korea, meanwhile, the SM-N930FD will be sold in India, and SM-N930F and SM-N930X will be sold in the global market.

Source: GSMArena
Source: GSMArena

The company is expected to sell these premium handsets at a more affordable price. Evidently, Samsung engaged in a global recall for the Galaxy Note 7 early in September last year. The Galaxy Note 7s were permanently scrapped in October after some phones exploded. At present, there are around 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 units left in inventory. Samsung has not commented as on when it plans to sell the recovered phones, however, it has promised to equip the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 with new batteries having undergone Samsung’s new battery safety measures.