Samsung Galaxy 7R Now Being Sold In China


The new old-new phone is expected to come with a cheaper price tag

Months and months of rumors about Samsung’s eventual sale of refurbished Galaxy Note 7’s have finally come to fruition, and the new model, dubbed the Galaxy Note 7R, has been spotted for sale in China. Samsung’s phenomenal phablet was one of the best big-screen, small body phones that we’ve ever used (before the Galaxy S8 and S8+ of course), and it’s no surprise that Samsung is looking to recoup at least some of the losses that they incurred when they halted and recalled the device because of battery problems.

The phone still remains identical to the phone that we reviewed all those months ago externally save for one change – a big R on the back that tells prospective buyers that you are indeed buying a new, refurbished device instead of a brick that the original ones have become thanks to Samsung’s multiple OTAs.

According to reports, two versions of the Galaxy Note 7R will be sold – a 3200mAh battery variant that is meant for the US, Europe and Asia Pacific markets that is priced at around $521 or around Php 26K, and another phone that has a slighty bigger 3500mAh battery with a price tag of $580 or Php 28.8K.

Even with the tarnished reputation of their last flagship phablet, there’s still a lot of people jonesing to get their hands on a Galaxy Note 7. The phone is still one of the best devices we’ve ever tested from Samsung – the lower price just makes it a hell of a better deal if it’s officially offered in the country.


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.


  1. The old, explosive Note 7 has battery of 3,500mAh. Same as with the other refurbished. Ano kaya ang binago nila, bigger battery slot or smaller sized 3500mAh battery?

    1. not sure kung san nakuha ng unbox ung 2 version na may 3200 at 3500mah, on international sites 3200mah lang ang binabanggit. so maybe smaller battery (can’t redesign the battery slot on REFURBISHED devices you know)

  2. For people who carry phones in their pockets, having something that can suddenly burst into flames very close to the family jewels may not find it a good idea.

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