Samsung lists a code name for a refurbished Galaxy Note 7?

Samsung lists a code name for a refurbished Galaxy Note 7?
Last month, we passed along an interesting rumor about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. According to published reports, Samsung was going to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 units powered by a lower capacity battery, in countries like Vietnam and India. The reports had the phablet powered by a 3000mAh or 3200mAh battery compared to the 3500mAh juicer that exploded, causing the device to be recalled not once, but twice. In addition, the refurbished units would feature a new case.

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.

source: SamMobile

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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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43 Comments

1. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

I'd actually rather have a refurb Note 7 (that doesn't explode) than a new S8.

10. miketer

Posts: 541; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

+1 bang on

12. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

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.

13. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

You need to read my comment again. But regardless, you need to calm down.

39. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Yes, i got it. But otherwise it seems to be a good phone, as in specs as design.

40. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Lol you put him back in his place LebronJames

16. bfuller2006

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

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.

21. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Hey Ipratas samsung lover chill. He say he would take a note 7 thats dont explode over the S8. Never he said the S8 explode.. my god...

31. Jdzspace

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

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.

15. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1850; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Those S8 edges look similar to the Note 7 edges... Lets hope this is true... Those Note 7 edges were the truth!!

37. audibot

Posts: 687; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

thing is the note pen and the no finger scanner on the back

17. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

If it's a quarter of the original price

20. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Note 7 with SD835 ( less heat and more efficient ) man thats sound good.

22. chenski

Posts: 785; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

But it will impact s8 sales

33. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

What do I care about s8 sales? How does that benefit you or myself? Exactly, f**k the s8 when you can snatch a note for really cheap that hopefully won't burn your house down.

34. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

100% agreed! That pen experience simply has no equivalent on the S series, and the S8 clearly ain't coming with an S-Pen, so, that wouldn't be changing with it...

2. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

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

3. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1850; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

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...

9. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

It certainly was the best phone that I have ever owned. Killed my nexus 6, and my nexus 6p.

18. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I can't tell if you're being honest or sarcastic

24. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

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.

25. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Oh, I recall it's the Lumia 1520 of yours, not the 1320. Either way, you get the damn point.

43. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

For the record: my lumia runs a smooth as when I first bought it 3 years ago, can you say the same of a Sammy s4? XD lol

42. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

It would be a shame if it wasn't superior, a phone from 2013 against a phone from 2016, you must be one of those 'super smart' highscooler that had to retake algebra

4. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

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.

5. TechGirl90 unregistered

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. :)

36. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Very good point, but I think that's part of why they'll be limiting it to developing countries...

6. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

These will blend in well with the units still out there. I would steer clear and await the Note 8.

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

they just need to name it something else like "not a bomb" I would love to pick one up if it were sub $300. Wouldn't even think twice. In fact... hey samsung, wanna make a quick couple of hundred? :)

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The Note 8omb.

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