Here’s How Samsung Plans to Sell Refurbished Galaxy Note7 Devices Without Them Exploding

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Feb 21, 2017
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Samsung announced back in 2016 that it would start selling refurbished smartphones, but no one would have believed that Galaxy Note7 would be added to that list. Turns out that the ‘now defunct’ phablet is still going to be sold in emerging smartphone markets, and here are the measures the tech giant is going to take to make sure that consumers do not have to go through the same dilemma that millions of other customers suffered from the smartphone before the company initiated its first recall phase.

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If a new report from Hankyung is anything to go by, then it looks like emerging smartphone markets like India and Taiwan are the perfect regions to start selling refurbished units of Galaxy Note7 since these are the markets where consumers are attracted to purchasing premium phones that are slightly used but cost far less in order to fulfill their purpose of a high-performing mobile computing device. However, even these consumers are no strangers to what exactly transpired with the Note7 before the recall phase started so how exactly is Samsung going to prevent the smartphone from exploding again?

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The report states that in addition to reducing the total battery capacity found in the Note7, details state that the phablet will also have a different design as opposed to the original smartphone. The battery capacity will be in the range of 3,000-3,200mAh which is smaller than the 3,500mAh cell that was present in the handset.

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Apart from this, the remaining hardware, as well as the functionality of the phone is said to be the same. The report does not specify the pricing details of the refurbished Galaxy Note7 but when Samsung starts to update its website categorizing those refurbished smartphones, we will know for sure. The tech giant is aiming to end this bad run with the smartphone through the announcement of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, which is said to take place during the month of March.

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