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

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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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posted on 08 Apr 2017, 10:02 14

1. peace247 (Posts: 487; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


Come to me baby

posted on 08 Apr 2017, 10:26 15

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posted on 08 Apr 2017, 11:10 8

11. Nopers (Posts: 460; Member since: 01 Jun 2015)


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posted on 08 Apr 2017, 12:21 1

14. Doakie (Posts: 2227; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Yup. For a while there I avoided coming here. I got tired of having to have Opera installed to browse only this site, so I bounced. But I couldn't find another site that covers smartphone news as good as Phone Arena so I reinstalled Opera and I'm coming here again. Still using an ad blocker, I'm sorry Phone Arena I want to give you ad revenue but the level of disruptive ads is just too much.

posted on 08 Apr 2017, 10:03 6

2. Povea (Posts: 16; Member since: 03 Jul 2015)


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

posted on 08 Apr 2017, 10:53

8. ishaqthkr (Posts: 84; Member since: 26 Mar 2015)


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

posted on 08 Apr 2017, 12:17 9

13. YeahYeah (Posts: 10; Member since: 16 Mar 2016)


Speak for yourself. I want this phone..

posted on 08 Apr 2017, 12:23 1

15. Doakie (Posts: 2227; Member since: 06 May 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?

posted on 08 Apr 2017, 12:41 3

17. CQuine (Posts: 8; Member since: 27 Dec 2016)


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..

posted on 08 Apr 2017, 14:21 6

22. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1303; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


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

posted on 08 Apr 2017, 20:44 2

29. iushnt (Posts: 2210; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Also South Africa is not all Africa.

posted on 09 Apr 2017, 01:24

31. Leo_MC (Posts: 2529; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Africa is a continent just like America - there are rich countries and there are poor countries.
It's like asking am US citizen if he can afford a smartphone, thinking that Venezuelan or Bolivian people earn little money.

posted on 09 Apr 2017, 11:35 1

36. Yeahseen (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Apr 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)

posted on 09 Apr 2017, 11:36

37. Yeahseen (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Apr 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)($780/850)

posted on 09 Apr 2017, 04:04

33. Emmanuel444 (Posts: 4; Member since: 13 Oct 2016)


why not.. am gonna get it with my last bucks..

posted on 09 Apr 2017, 06:00 1

35. Vador225 (Posts: 19; Member since: 19 Jun 2016)


What? I live in Africa and want this device

posted on 08 Apr 2017, 10:12 2

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.

posted on 08 Apr 2017, 10:15 4

4. Rampage_Taco (Posts: 497; Member since: 17 Jan 2017)


Awe, stupid U.S. :(

posted on 08 Apr 2017, 10:51 1

7. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14112; Member since: 25 Sep 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.

posted on 08 Apr 2017, 10:50 2

6. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14112; Member since: 25 Sep 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)!

posted on 08 Apr 2017, 10:55 4

9. ibend (Posts: 6632; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


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

posted on 08 Apr 2017, 11:04 1

10. Unordinary (unregistered)


Rip..

posted on 08 Apr 2017, 11:36 1

12. santoss2013 (Posts: 65; Member since: 16 Jan 2015)


Ready to buy it !!! Bring it to EUROPE !!!

PS.: …with a good price, of course ;)

posted on 08 Apr 2017, 12:40 1

16. trojan_horse (Posts: 4647; Member since: 06 May 2016)


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

posted on 08 Apr 2017, 12:43

18. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1268; Member since: 22 Apr 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...

posted on 08 Apr 2017, 13:27

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 24444; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


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

posted on 08 Apr 2017, 16:16

26. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1268; Member since: 22 Apr 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...

posted on 09 Apr 2017, 01:26

32. Leo_MC (Posts: 2529; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Note 7 is still better than the Galaxy, because of the front facing fingerprint scanner and the aspect ratio (for now at least).

posted on 08 Apr 2017, 13:04 1

19. SaRPeR (Posts: 57; Member since: 02 Mar 2017)


I think refurbished Note 7 can have Snapdragon 821 Chipset.

posted on 08 Apr 2017, 13:22 1

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 24444; Member since: 05 Feb 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.

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