Samsung plans to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices in emerging markets

BY H. Parvez / February 21, 2017
BY H. Parvez / February 21, 2017 / Devices, News

After a long and horrific year that was 2016, Samsung successfully recalled around 98% of all the Galaxy Note 7 devices that it sold. After a long investigation into why the flagship phablet of 2016 crashed and burned (literally?), the South-Korean giant shifted its attention towards users, assuring them they can expect better next year.

After facing losses worth billions, Samsung is reportedly planning to cut its losses and make some of the money back. If the latest report from Hankyung.com is to be taken seriously, the company has plans to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices with a 3200 mAh battery.

The battery capacity of the original Galaxy Note 7 was 3500 mAh, and to counter the exploding battery issue, Samsung is planning to reduce the capacity. However, other than the reduced battery capacity, the phablet is expected to come with all its former components, but probably with a hefty price cut.

The report cited India and Vietnam to be two emerging markets where the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices could be sold. However, Samsung India spokesperson has refuted the report and confirmed that there were no plans put forward by the company.

However, since the news does not come from an official source, all the information should be taken with a grain of salt. If Samsung does plan to cut its losses and sell the 3 million Galaxy Note 7 devices, will you be among those who will be flocking over to get one? Do let us know your thoughts on it in the comments section below.

Source: Hankyung.com
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