Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7R, sporting 3200mAh battery, surfaces in Asia

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7R, sporting 3200mAh battery, surfaces in Asia
It looks like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is back. This time, the notorious handset has a special identifier in its name with the "R" in Galaxy Note 7R standing for refurbished. Earlier this year, there was talk about Samsung bringing back the twice-recalled phablet as a refurbished model, but that rumor was originally denied, and then confirmed. Issues with the batteries in the Galaxy Note 7 caused several units to explode last year, resulting in the device getting pulled off store shelves.

A subsequent internal investigation run by Samsung confirmed that the Note 7 was done in by two different battery models. Samsung has started to implement an 8-point battery inspection plan for all new handsets. And in an effort to prevent battery issues from rearing their ugly heads again, the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 units will be powered by a 3200mAh battery, a smaller capacity than the 3500mAh juicer that originally powered the fateful phablet.

Some also blamed Samsung for the explosions, complaining that the manufacturer was too ambitious. The Galaxy Note 7 contained an iris scanner, a fingerprint scanner, a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen protected by Gorilla Glass 5, and had an Exynos 8890 or a Snapdragon 820 chipset under the hood (depending on where you bought the phone). 4GB of RAM  was inside along with 64GB of native storage. The 12MP camera on back came with an f/1.7 aperture and OIS. The selfie snapper in front weighed in at 5MP and Android 6.0 was pre-installed.

Don't expect to see the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 in the U.S. Even though a handful of fans decided not to turn in their unit (which Samsung has practically turned  into a conversation piece by disabling most of its functionality) most Americans are moving ahead, looking forward to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7R is apparently going to be limited to Asia and possibly some parts of Europe.

source: SamsungVN (translated) via AndroidCentral

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow



39. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

A dead phone should be left well alone.

38. Tony_5600

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 09, 2017

I would love to have one if it's cheaper than $400. It would be a better deal than LG G6 or S8 tbh.

34. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

This is going to be a ton of fun for airlines and insurance companies...

30. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

For less than 500US$ and if the authoritues apprive,

28. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010


27. kerginaldo17 unregistered

Refurbished Note 7 maybe sellig in june in Africa, Vietnan, India, and others markets

25. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Would really like to pick one up while I wait for the Note 8, but only if price is very tempting...

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If it were coming here, I could've gone for one. The S8 Plus has so many S-Pen features baked in without the need for an actual S-Pen though, that it makes me not trip about not having one. Samsung seems to be bridging, and bringing the S Series and Note closer. I can't wait to get mine, they dropped the ball once again on the IR blaster though. Kudos to LG for keeping it. Please bring the IR blaster back. The S8 is thicker, so the room is there.

23. alrightythen

Posts: 35; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

LG didn't keep the IR blaster. What are you talking about?

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Okay, it's gone.

19. SaRPeR

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I think refurbished Note 7 can have Snapdragon 821 Chipset.

18. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1885; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Looks outdated now that the design language of the S8 is here. With my S8+ on the way that should hold me over until the Note 8 arrives.. On ward and up ward... Never look back...

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You only bought the S8 Plus to hold you over for 4-5 months?

26. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1885; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Sure did... Just like I bought the S7 Edge to hold me over until the Note 7... Unfortunately the S7 Edge had to hold me over longer than expected...

16. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Note7R for $350 will be an absolute steal!!!

12. santoss2013

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 16, 2015

Ready to buy it !!! Bring it to EUROPE !!! PS.: …with a good price, of course ;)

10. Unordinary unregistered


9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

what about the price? I mean, how much they'll pay me to use this phone? /s

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well even though I loved it and didn't want to give it up, I'm over my Note 7 now. I am anticipating the Note 8 and anxiously waiting for my S8+. So long Note 7. It was a splash! Time to move on to the Next BIG Thing(s)!

4. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1128; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Awe, stupid U.S. :(

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well they wouldn't have enough for the US anyways. They only made about 4M. But I will be searching in Europe to see if it pops up. I would like to order one. Though I'm not sure how it would come, accept by boat. Because it likely is still banded from air travel.

3. kerginaldo17 unregistered

Wishing that on some it is send to Brazil. Camera, despite the same S7 sensor (which is great), post image treatment is better.Battery 3200mA h same the note 4.

2. Povea

Posts: 53; Member since: Jul 03, 2015

Do not bring it to Africa. We won't take it.

8. ishaqthkr

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

you never hear any headline saying X phone will be released on Y date

13. YeahYeah

Posts: 254; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Speak for yourself. I want this phone..

15. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Do most people in Africa have enough money for $700-$1000 USD phones? I've heard in Kenya the amount they earn per month is less than $700 USD. Where do you live?

17. CQuine unregistered

Don't know if u know this.. The president here in South Africa earns more than presidents in most countries.. but anyway There are plenty of people here with high end phones.. so yeah, they can afford it..

22. Jason2k13

Posts: 1489; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Presidents wealth has nothing to do with the public's general wealth.

29. iushnt

Posts: 3189; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Also South Africa is not all Africa.

36. Yeahseen

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 08, 2017

Lol you have only heard, come to Kenya and prove what you have heard not saying what you heard like a fairytale....... in FYI do you know the pre-order of s8/s8+ has started here(ksh78k/85k)

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