Back from the dead, Galaxy Note 7 might soon be reincarnated and would be sold in emerging markets later this year. Hankyung, Korean publication claimed on Monday that the smartphone manufacturer is planning to sell refurbished Note 7 to cover its losses.
Last month, Samsung in a press conference revealed that the actual reason for the exploding batteries phenomenon was that batteries were sourced from two different suppliers and the report showed that two distinct battery flaws which caused the fires.
Samsung reportedly will replace the 3500 mAh battery in Note 7 to 3000 to 3200 mAh and would relaunch its twice “an epic failure” one more time (maybe third time really is a charm).
The company claims that they have recovered 98% of the 3.16 million Note7 units sold. During their investigation, Samsung tested 200,000 devices and 30,000 batteries in a giant charging and recharging test facility specifically built specifically for the task.
After the dust settled down, the company now Samsung has about 2.5 million Note7 devices left on its hands thus the company’s decision to modify, fix, and resell as many smartphones as possible looks understandable.
A few days ago, it was rumored that the refurbished phone might pop up in Indian markets but Samsung India has denied any such plans in the future. But one thing is clear, the Note 7 name is pretty tainted as it made headlines the better part of last year.
Just weeks after its launch, the company suspended its shipments followed by a recall of all 2.5 million sold devices and offered a replacement to its customers. Even after the official relaunch of the replaced Note 7, it still blew up all over the world, leading to an all together suspension of the smartphone/phablet.
The company plans to launch its flagship Galaxy S8 on April 21st and the Galaxy Note 7 is expected to go on sale in June 2017.