Report: Samsung Will Reportedly Sell Refurbished Galaxy Note 7s

After finally revealing the reasons behind the self-combusting Galaxy Note 7s, we wondered if Samsung would ever place the phone back in circulation. It seems that that will be the case, though the company’s best big phone (aside from the explody parts) will be going back on sale, albeit in limited quantities and in select areas.

Read: Here’s Why The Galaxy Note 7’s Battery Exploded

Korean news site Hankyung is reporting that Samsung will be selling refurbished Galaxy Note 7s to Vietnamn and India with smaller, brand new batteries inside. The phones will have smaller capacity batteries (3,000mAh to 3,200mAh) and new cases. The report says that Samsung has around 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7’s left in inventory, which is a heck of a lot of product just withering away in storage, eating up both space and money in storage costs.

Read: Should Samsung Start Selling The Galaxy Note 7 Again?

The Galaxy Note 7 likely won’t be sold in US or European markets again since it’ll be an uphill battle trying to get regulators to allow the sale of the once exploding phones, but selling the devices in developing markets may be easier. We’d reckon that there will be a lot of Galaxy Note 7 buyers here in the Philippines as well if the refurbished phones are offered here, if it’s priced right by Samsung. One can only hope.


John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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  1. LOLz, here’s to hoping there’s a significant “hazard discount” on the price tag. My Note5 has recently given up on me, so for the right price, I think the novelty of carrying a grenade phone will be enough to win me over.

  2. I think they (Samsung) should give their customers assurance first that this version is safe to use. Second, I really think it must be sold at a lower price. A mid-ranger price is a good deal (18k-24k… or less than 18k is a lot better. hehehe).

    My other thoughts on this refurbished Note 7, para lang mabawi ang ginastos nila sa Note 7. Or pagkakitaan lang kahit konti. Kahit sino sigurong negosyante, ganun ang gagawin. Imbes na maluge, ibenta na lang sa break even price.

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