Samsung to recycle 157 tons of rare Galaxy Note 7 materials

Galaxy Note 7

Samsung made history last year with the launch and twice recall of its explosive Galaxy Note 7. Have you ever wondered what happened to those millions of Note 7 units?

The South Korean tech giant has recently revealed that the company plans to recycle the various components of the smartphone.

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Samsung is going to extract and use Note 7’s parts but you should not worry because we can certainly say that reusing the battery is not an option for the company.

The company expects to recover around 157 metric tons worth of rare materials including gold, silver, cobalt, and copper. It also plans to harvest OLED display modules, memory semiconductors, and camera modules to either reuse or sell them in the future.

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At Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017, Greenpeace held a protest demanding that the smartphone company should dispose of Note 7 without hurting the environment and Samsung has surely made sure not to disappoint the world with its decision.

It also recently launched the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 in its home turf while the company has not confirmed yet whether it plans to launch it in other parts of the company.

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After the disastrous year, the company has made a strong comeback in 2017, firstly with the launch of Galaxy S8 and S8+ and on 23rd August, we can finally feast our eyes on the much awaited Galaxy Note 8.

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