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Samsung lists a code name for a refurbished Galaxy Note 7?

Samsung lists a code name for a refurbished Galaxy Note 7?
Last month, we passed along an interesting rumor about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. According to published reports, Samsung was going to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 units powered by a lower capacity battery, in countries like Vietnam and India. The reports had the phablet powered by a 3000mAh or 3200mAh battery compared to the 3500mAh juicer that exploded, causing the device to be recalled not once, but twice. In addition, the refurbished units would feature a new case.

However, Samsung India quickly denied the rumor. However, the reasons for recycling the device remain just as valid as ever. It would allow Sammy to recoup some of the money that went down the drain when the Galaxy Note 7 was pulled off shelves. And with fewer Galaxy Note 7 units to bury in some landfill, Samsung wouldn't be damaging the environment as much as originally expected. That would help counter the negative publicity that Samsung received at MWC when Greenpeace interrupted its presentation.

This appears to be a rumor that won't die. A new report states that the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 is still being developed with the model number SM-N935. It also sports the code name Grace R. Apparently, the original version of the phablet used the Grace code name and the R stands for "Refurbished." In addition, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is said to carry a code name of Great. The international version of the device reportedly has a model number of SM-950F.

While there might be logical reasons for Samsung to recycle the Galaxy Note 7, that name is going to be a hard sell, even in emerging markets. At this point, we continue to believe Samsung India's denial simply because it makes sense for Samsung to move forward, not backward.

source: SamMobile

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posted on 07 Mar 2017, 11:03 22

1. LebronJamesFanboy (Posts: 484; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)


I'd actually rather have a refurb Note 7 (that doesn't explode) than a new S8.

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 11:47 3

10. miketer (Posts: 200; Member since: 02 Apr 2015)


+1 bang on

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 11:53 1

12. lpratas (Posts: 366; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


What do you know about Galaxy S8 for talking like that? You already had one in your hands or you already saw some exploding? A phone which neither went in mass production, you already talk in explosions by anticipation. I know that you must be joking with Galaxy Note 7 explosions. But without see one in action, you can't tell nothing.

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 12:23 14

13. LebronJamesFanboy (Posts: 484; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)


You need to read my comment again.

But regardless, you need to calm down.

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 12:27 1

15. Mreveryphone (Posts: 982; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Those S8 edges look similar to the Note 7 edges... Lets hope this is true... Those Note 7 edges were the truth!!

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 13:43 4

16. bfuller2006 (Posts: 64; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Yeah I think you mis interpretted his statment. I think he was saying He would rather have a Note 7 that doesnt explode than the S8 because it seems the S8 isnt impressing him. He didnt say the S8 explodes he was saying basically he doenst like what he sees or hears about the phone.

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 14:28 1

17. Bernoulli (Posts: 4244; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


If it's a quarter of the original price

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 14:31 1

20. marorun (Posts: 4569; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Note 7 with SD835 ( less heat and more efficient ) man thats sound good.

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 14:32 1

21. marorun (Posts: 4569; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Hey Ipratas samsung lover chill.

He say he would take a note 7 thats dont explode over the S8.
Never he said the S8 explode..

my god...

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 14:38

22. chenski (Posts: 505; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


But it will impact s8 sales

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 16:56 1

31. Jdzspace (Posts: 18; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


I would rather have a note7 instead of a S8 too...the rear mounted finger print scanner is the deal breaker.

I'll just hang onto my note 7 until great 8 comes out....unless the scanner is still on the back.

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 18:17 1

33. Bernoulli (Posts: 4244; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


What do I care about s8 sales? How does that benefit you or myself? Exactly, f**k the s8 when you can snatch a note for really cheap that hopefully won't burn your house down.

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 20:03 2

34. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 3592; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


100% agreed! That pen experience simply has no equivalent on the S series, and the S8 clearly ain't coming with an S-Pen, so, that wouldn't be changing with it...

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 21:52

37. audibot (Posts: 59; Member since: 26 Jan 2017)


thing is the note pen and the no finger scanner on the back

posted on 08 Mar 2017, 07:59

39. lpratas (Posts: 366; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Yes, i got it. But otherwise it seems to be a good phone, as in specs as design.

posted on 08 Mar 2017, 08:31

40. juandante (Posts: 568; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Lol you put him back in his place LebronJames

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 11:08 4

2. Rampage_Taco (Posts: 225; Member since: 17 Jan 2017)


A refurbed N7 wouldn't be bad at all. And if their target is India and Vietnam, that means the reduced battery would come at a nice markdown over the original retail.

I wouldn't mind picking one up

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 11:09 2

3. Mreveryphone (Posts: 982; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Never look back... Let's push forward to the S8 and Note 8... It was a good phone though... Probably the best I ever owned...

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 11:45 1

9. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1230; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)


It certainly was the best phone that I have ever owned. Killed my nexus 6, and my nexus 6p.

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 14:29 1

18. Bernoulli (Posts: 4244; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


I can't tell if you're being honest or sarcastic

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 14:54 3

24. trojan_horse (Posts: 3280; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Neither can I expect you to tell... for obvious reasons, and considering your track record of belittling anything about Samsung.

But hey, your beloved Nokia Lumia 1320 is still way inferior to a refurbished Note 7... bruh.

Deal with it.

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 14:59 1

25. trojan_horse (Posts: 3280; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Oh, I recall it's the Lumia 1520 of yours, not the 1320.

Either way, you get the damn point.

posted on 09 Mar 2017, 21:04

42. Bernoulli (Posts: 4244; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


It would be a shame if it wasn't superior, a phone from 2013 against a phone from 2016, you must be one of those 'super smart' highscooler that had to retake algebra

posted on 09 Mar 2017, 21:06

43. Bernoulli (Posts: 4244; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


For the record: my lumia runs a smooth as when I first bought it 3 years ago, can you say the same of a Sammy s4? XD lol

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 11:10 1

4. SleeperOne (Posts: 189; Member since: 25 Feb 2017)


They had time to fix the issue out of reach of the public spotlight, so it wouldn't be surprising if Samsung went the whole nine yards and just rebranded the Note 7 as 'Galaxy Retribution', or whatever fits.

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 11:22 4

5. TechGirl90 (Posts: 196; Member since: 06 Feb 2017)


This will be a bad choice IF Rumor be true, because think about all those airlines and trains that banned the Note 7 and they see one (that is refurbished), but they don't believe it's fixed knowing they were told before that the Note 7's with the black sticker was non effective, but turned out to be still a defect, this is very risky IF it be true.

You don't tamper with a healing wound just to open it up again.

I think it's best that Samsung let the wound heal from the Note 7, and hopefully their successor has a better outcome, Samsung will be happy, and so will Consumers who has Samsung's Products on their Radar. :)

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 20:29 1

36. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 3592; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Very good point, but I think that's part of why they'll be limiting it to developing countries...

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 11:25

6. jeroome86 (Posts: 1705; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


These will blend in well with the units still out there. I would steer clear and await the Note 8.

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 11:33 1

7. remixfa (Posts: 14477; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


they just need to name it something else like "not a bomb"

I would love to pick one up if it were sub $300. Wouldn't even think twice.

In fact... hey samsung, wanna make a quick couple of hundred? :)

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 11:38 1

8. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15778; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


The Note 8omb.

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