Samsung may soon sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 phones (mainly in emerging markets)

Refurbished Galaxy Note 7s (with smaller batteries) might be available to buy starting June...
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25. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Just re-release it and call it "Note 6". I'd buy one but I would expect a discount on the rrp.

26. kishore3k

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

In India they can't sell refurbished phones , existing laws to blame

27. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Last refurbish I bought was a piece of crap. I see refurbish I steer clear.

28. handsomparis

Posts: 122; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

Still have mines

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

35. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1061; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I wish I had mine still. Verizon kept harassing me saying if I don't return it, They would charge my bill the FRP.... Had to send it back

29. TrainFromUkraine

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

No one in their right mind is going to buy that Samsung garbage.

30. handsomparis

Posts: 122; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

Sound like a hater

36. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Poor sour grapes.

31. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

and then what?? RECALL version #3?

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

"This would also help the company partially solve an environmental issue, as it can be challenging to get rid of millions of phones in a safe and cost-effective way. " This is stupid. How do companies get rid of the millions of phones that get throw away every year? They are simply scraped. At least 30% of the phone is made of recyclable materials. Namely the metal and glass. The chips may not be. But chips can be removed from the board and used somewhere ae technical no-how. Samsung could easily just pull the Note apart and sell it as another product name. After all, there will be other phones that will be using the Note's hardware next year.

38. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

you obviously aren't involved in manufacturing tech products. You do NOT pull tiny surface mount chips to use on other new products. lol. That's the most ridiculous things I've read in a while. Not only would it be incredibly expensive to remove these components, but most companies have policies against pulling ICs off boards once soldered on, and re-using on new products. The result of the investigation is that the battery design was flawed, and that the phone was fine. So, design a new, smaller battery and test the @#%@# out of it. The Note 7 was an amazing phone while I had it. If they offered it again for sale, I'd buy one in a heartbeat. It's looking like the Note 7 is a better design than the Note 8 will be. I'm NOT NOT NOT a fan of the finger print sensor moved to the back of the phone.

34. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

If I could find a new unit for $300, I'd take it.

37. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Wonder if people who kept theirs decide to sell? Have to be careful you know it's refurbish or not. I would just wait for Note 8 or get the 5. Why take that chance?

40. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

samsung will use something to differentiate it.. just like black square on box label, and IMEI checker, like returned note7 last year,, but I think they need to add something more obvious, like new box style, new color, or something else

43. kotan24

Posts: 311; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I wouldn't pay more than $500 usd for it though.
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