Samsung is going back on what it said earlier.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is coming back. Refurbished units of the Galaxy Note 7 will be sold again, Samsung confirmed via a statement. This is in contradiction of Samsung’s earlier statement, claiming that the Note 7 would be disposed off, without any effort at repairing or refurbishing the devices. Samsung now says it has salvaged metal components with the help of “eco-friendly” third party companies, and extracted components, like the camera modules and chipsets, to sell refurbished devices, wherever applicable.
Further, the company has also said that it will coordinate with local carriers and local authorities to sell the refurbished devices. According to rumours, the refurbished units of the Galaxy Note 7 will have smaller batteries, in order to prevent overheating. The company hasn’t yet determine which markets it will sell these devices in.
Samsung may also rename the device entirely, when it is finally sold. In a statement to The Verge, the company said, “The objective of introducing refurbished devices is solely to reduce and minimize any environmental impact. The product details including the name, technical specification and price range will be announced when the device is available. Samsung will not be offering refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices for rent or sale in the US.”