Samsung reportedly planning to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 with smaller batteries in India

Samsung reportedly planning to sell refurbished units of the Galaxy Note 7 with lower capacity 3200mAh battery in the emerging markets.

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Highlights

    • Samsung reportedly planning to sell refurbished units of Galaxy Note 7.
    • The phone is tipped to sell in India and Vietnam.
    • The refurbished units will purportedly come with smaller 3200mAh battery.

The Galaxy Note 7 fiasco had a massive impact on Samsung’s reputation and year-on-year on revenue. But the South Korean electronics company still seem to have some faith left on its ill-fated flagship. According to a new report, Samsung is allegedly planning to sell refurbished units of the Galaxy Note 7 in the emerging countries.

The report comes from the Korean website Hankyung.com that claims that the Samsung will reportedly sell the refurbished units of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in the emerging markets like India and Vietnam. According to the report the South Korean tech company might bring the refurbished model with a lower capacity 3200mAh battery compared to its initial version which carried a 3500mAh battery. The report suggest that Samsung could launch the refurbished device by June this year.

Apparently, this is not the first time that the company has been tipped to bring the refurbished units of the Galaxy Note 7 phone. The report also claims that the refurbished unit will have a new case suggesting that it will hold a slightly different design compared to the original Galaxy Note 7 model. The specs, however, are said be similar to the original device.

Samsung at present has around 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 units left in inventory after using around 20,000 to test and determine the cause behind the explosion of the device, as per the report. If reports are to be believed than Samsung’s plan of selling the refurbished units might help the company to recover from the loss that triggered due to the flagship Galaxy Note 7 global recall and discontinuation. A report from Reuters stated last month that the sale of refurbished Galaxy Note 7 units is a possibility. A separate report from ZDNet Korea claimed that selling the revamped units will help the company avoid trouble with the government over scrapping all the unused and returned phones.

Samsung made an officially announced the final results of the Galaxy Note 7 after conducting its own internal investigation last month. The company cited the faulty batteries to be the cause behind the device catching fire and exploding. after the Galaxy Note 7 recall, Samsung is now ensuring battery safety for its upcoming smartphones with its 8-point battery safety check.