Samsung lists a code name for a refurbished Galaxy Note 7?
by Alan Friedman / Mar 07, 2017, 11:02 AM
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.
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I'd actually rather have a refurb Note 7 (that doesn't explode) than a new S8.
posted on Mar 07, 2017, 11:03 AM 22
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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 Mar 07, 2017, 11:53 AM 1
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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 Mar 07, 2017, 1:43 PM 4
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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 Mar 07, 2017, 4:56 PM 1
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Those S8 edges look similar to the Note 7 edges... Lets hope this is true... Those Note 7 edges were the truth!!
posted on Mar 07, 2017, 12:27 PM 1
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But it will impact s8 sales
posted on Mar 07, 2017, 2:38 PM 0
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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 Mar 07, 2017, 11:08 AM 4
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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 Mar 07, 2017, 11:09 AM 2
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It certainly was the best phone that I have ever owned. Killed my nexus 6, and my nexus 6p.
posted on Mar 07, 2017, 11:45 AM 1
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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 Mar 07, 2017, 2:54 PM 3
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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 Mar 07, 2017, 11:10 AM 1
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 Mar 07, 2017, 11:22 AM 4
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