Samsung denies reports it plans to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 units in India


Samsung will not be selling any refurbished Galaxy Note 7 phones in India or any other country for that matter. The handset maker refutes previous rumors claiming Samsung might resell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 units in the coming months.

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.

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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29 Comments

1. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

Lol.. maybe 3rd time is a charm?

3. dimas

Posts: 3422; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Why would samsung even think of reselling it? It's banned in the airports, reputation is already tarnished, the name note 7 itself rings danger to many, might as well sell a new model than try to revive a dead horse. Whoever in samsung will do that is a certified idiot.

23. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 970; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

That's an other reason why they will not ever sell them. It's a finished phone, it won't be re-released. Rumors are just rumors, even though PA wants to perpetuate the rumors even with articles that confirm the opposite. Makes no sense (not only the article but the matter of Note 7 resurfacing).

34. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Rumors are just rumors, even though PA wants to perpetuate the rumors even with articles that confirm the opposite" Yep, PA does it for clicks.

39. tedkord

Posts: 17481; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The article clearly said they're not considering it.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31658; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Let die in peace, and make sure not to repeat the same mistakes this year. I could see an iPhone X, and a Note 8, if it's issue free.

6. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I still don't get it why they could fit a 3600 mAh battery in the 5,5" S7 edge (kudos for that) but the 3500 mAh battery was too big for the 5,7" Note 7. I know the S-pen occupies some space, but still..

15. maherk

Posts: 7028; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

But still what? Check a teardown video for the Note 7, the S-Pen does take loads of space inside that compact body which is housing a 0.2" bigger screen than the S7 Edge. Samsung should've made the Note 7 a bit more thicker, that's where was the issue.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31658; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thicker and bigger, and gave it a full 6 inch screen.

20. maherk

Posts: 7028; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Thicker yes, but not bigger, 5.7" is more than enough for me.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31658; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Think the Note 8 will have a bigger screen?

27. aegislash

Posts: 1535; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Common sense says that the Note8 will be just as big, if not bigger, than the S8+. The Note was Samsung's rise to big screen glory, so it'd only make sense for it to remain bigger than their main flagship devices. The Note5 had the same screen size as the S6 Edge+, so yeah...I definitely see the Note8 having a screen nearly identical or bigger in size than the S8+. (which is completely fine by me because I absolutely loved the 6.4 inch display on my good ol' Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition)

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 31658; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I can't wait to see the actual d vice. It and the iPhone X Plus will be major.

33. aegislash

Posts: 1535; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I truly hope Apple is bringing dual curved edges to the iPhone with the iPhone X. It's easily my most favorite evolution in smartphone design.

35. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Glad to see another one liking the curved "edges" display! For I've seen many others bashing it to be a gimmick... To each his own, anyways.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 31658; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

100% agreed.

7. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

Of course Samsung won't be selling the Note7... they will change the name to avoid any Note7 reference.

9. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

They probably will have a fire sale.. and call it the SMOKER..

13. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1850; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Man I miss my Note 7... Oh well... Here's to the Note 8!!

32. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1850; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

44. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What's funny is, PA released a leaked image that someone tried to claim was a "photoshopped" Note 7 or S7 Edge. But its funny, the image looks 100% identical to what we are selling now. You remember that?

46. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That photo, basiclaly looks like Samsung took the Note 7 and slimed the top and bottom bezel. The S8 does not even look like a sibling to the S7. It looks more like a larger Note 7. Look at the edge. The S6 and S7 has a more pronounced edge, while the Note 7's edge was less. If you took a Note 7 and photoshopped the bezel, it will look just like the S8.

47. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

22. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

I knew that this story was fake. If just one of those redesigned Note 7's caught on fire Samsung would not hear the end of it. Why even take a chance when your S8 will be announced in a few months.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31658; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Is this the Samsung Galaxy S8?https://www.topbuzz.com/article/i6389974590436672004?app_id=1106 Think this that s it fellas?

26. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Not thrilled with the on screen buttons

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31658; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Me either, but if Apple and Samsung both do it, the rest will eventually hop on board.

45. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

But what about the OEM's who alrady have had onscreen buttons for like 3 years now? lol So basically Apple and Samsung are following them. Right? I mean, lets stop giving Apple and Samsung credits they simply don't deserve.

31. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1850; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Looks real... If it's not it shouldn't be to far from that...

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