In a recent statement to Gadgets 360, Samsung India was very clear about these reports supposedly coming from a person familiar with the matter: “The report on Samsung planning to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 smartphone[s] in India is incorrect.”
Korean media suggested a few days ago Samsung is taking into consideration the reuse of some Galaxy Note 7 components to minimize losses following the flagship's global recall.
According to the report, Samsung was supposed to replace the Galaxy Note 7's massive 3,500 mAh battery with a smaller 3,000 or 3,200 mAh one.
Although the rest of the specs would remain the same, Samsung would also change the case of the phone. The refurbished Galaxy Note 7 should have been sold in emerging markets, starting with India and Vietnam.
Even though Samsung India clearly stated that it doesn't plan to sell any refurbished Galaxy Note 7 phones in the country, the original report said the company is taking into consideration this option, which could mean that a decision has yet to be made. So, there you have it.