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Samsung will reportedly sell ‘refurbished’ Galaxy Note 7’s

Now that the mishap has been figured out, Samsung plans to re-sell the returned and refurbished Note 7’s – according to a report by Korean outlet Hankyung.

Oh, and oh. Hope it doesn’t catch fire this time.

Now that the mishap has been figured out, Samsung plans to re-sell the returned and refurbished Note 7’s – according to a report by Korean outlet Hankyung.

It seems that the discontinued phone will be resurrected but, with smaller, less probability of exploding batteries. And these refurbished products might not end up in the U.S or European markets due to toughness of regulations, but, might end up on some Asian markets such as Vietnam and India.

According to the report, Samsung has still 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7s left after using 20,000 or whatsoever in their months of testing testing to determine the cause of the problem. The refurbished devices will have new cases, and batteries with a capacity between 3,000 and 3,200mAh (the phones initially contained a 3,500mAh battery). Reuters reported last month that the sale of refurbs is a possibility, and ZDNet Korea says it will also help the company avoid trouble with the government over junking all of the unused and returned phones.

Due to the fiasco, we might also see the Note 7’s with a very, very low price than before.

Sources: ZDNet Korea, Hankyung, Reuters | via Engadget

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