Samsung will not sell (or rent) refurbished Galaxy Note 7 phones in the US


What started as a rumor a few months ago was confirmed earlier today by Samsung, as the South Korean company announced it would eventually sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 smartphones later this year.

The moment Samsung chose to make the announcement, just two days ahead of the Galaxy S8's big reveal, is a bit awkward. Still, in the end, the Galaxy S and Note series have different targets even if the new S8 models will boast larger displays this time.

Concerning the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung said that it would only sell refurbished units after consultations with regulatory authorities and carriers. Moreover, the handset maker will take into consideration local demand for refurbished Note 7 phones.

However, there will be no consultations in the United States since Samsung does not plan to sell refurbished Note 7s in this market. Or perhaps negotiations have already failed, and that's the reason these recycled phones will not make it to the US.

In an official statement, Samsung told The Verge that more details about the refurbished Galaxy Note 7's specs, name and price will be announced later on. They also confirmed these phone would not be sold or rented in the US.



On a side note, Samsung announced that it has decided to team up with EU's R&D to start developing “new eco-friendly processing methods.”

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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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26 Comments

1. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Well I got mines so I don't care:D. I would mind then letting me get

2. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

*parts

3. Foxgabanna

Posts: 587; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Who cares.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Well I got mines so I don't care:D. I would mind then letting me get" You know, it takes a special (emphasis on that particular word...) breed of stupid to openly brag about what basically amounts to a banned object. Not only that, but the brazen nature in which you try to justify holding onto such an item is downright laughable. Call me crazy, but if there was ever a moment in my life where I'd risk my wellbeing for a goddamn phone, I'd seek psychiatric help. Immediately BTW. Look on the bright side... at least you don't own three of them, right?

10. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

"Look on the bright side... at least you don't own three of them, right?" LOL good one!

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

i have as many as I want. So what? That's the problem with "you" people. I made a choice. You dont have to like my choice or give a f**k about it. Also I've mentioned many times, I only have one. I had 2 of my own and the wife. My wife has an S7 edge and I took her Note. I sent my Black Note 7 back to Rogers because I rooted and bricked it. But it didnt matter! But I have one. Its paid for and I had the orginal firmware from the second model. Which I can restore at anytime. The problem is, I cant factory reset it unless I root it, because all the apps that could block OTA updates have been updated and old versions have been purposely expired by devs to not block updates on the Note 7. So my only option to prevent updates would be to root and I dont want too. At least not while I am using a T-Mobile SIM. Once my Red iPhone arrives I can SIM swap and used my Note 7 with a SIM of mu choice. Also my Note 7 is unlocked. So unless a carriers blocks the device by ID, I can always use it. Plus all phones work on WiFi even if they get blacklisted. However, I will find a way to get a Refurbished one!

12. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

Sheesh he can do whatever he desires. Mind your own business.

15. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Sheesh he can do whatever he desires." So....he can murder babies and abuse puppies if he wants? Yeah no...he can't "do whatever he desires" FAM. "Mind your own business." I would have, had he not OPENLY advocated the purchase of a failed product. Not to mention how incredulous and absurdly smug he sounds on top of that.

18. willard12 unregistered

I will call you crazy for actually believing his post and giving him the attention he craves. Or worse, if it were actually true, then he'd have an $850 device incapable of holding a charge. So, the only risk to his well-being is the threat of someone hitting him in the head with it.

19. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I believe it because he's been bragging about it since all of the hub bub went down. Granted, even if he doesn't own one now, people like Techie still do. So you could say it's a sort of PSA that Darwinism is still a thing. Plus there's apparently people dedicated to getting around Samsung's deactivation protocol. As for that last part...that actually sounds pretty damn funny.

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Here is what you don't know. The second model that was release after the first recall, only blocks the install of the original firmware from the original model. If you have the second released model, you cant the original firmware from the very first, but I can always restore the one it came with. The issue is being able to block OTA updates without rooting. All the apps that use to block the updates wont work. As long as you have them installed they will work, buy if you remove them, the dev server has revoke the licenses and even if you side-load they wont work. So if I have to factory reset my device, my only option now to prevent updates would be to root it. I can still charge to 100%. My device rarely gets hot. I have had zero issues with it. What I should have did, was extract the firmware image after I install my OTA block, so I can always restore to a fresh clean image with it and it would always work. But oh well. I can still return it right now an get a fund refund. So I'm not worried. I may get the S8+ once i see it, and i may dump my Note or I will wait for the 8. Even then that doesn't mean I have to get rid of it. I play to gift it this XMAS or I may sell it. My Note 7 is a 98% mint condition. It has a small scratch the back glass and a small scratch on the side near the top. Other than that its pristine. I bought the device. Its mine. The recall was "VOLUNTARY" not "MANDATORY". Not all the Note are defective. And even if they are, so what. Its not my daily driver. I use it for my work. I have 100's of Samsung Notes, I use it for photos and other things. But rarely calls. And when I do make calls, I use headphones of my Icon X and i have another hands free. Plus it works with all my cars audio. I never hold it t my face. I dont sit on it, I dont carry in my pocket and I dont do thing to make it get hot, though it does something. It been 6 months dude. If it was gonna explode, it would have by now.

21. tuminatr

Posts: 1120; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

You know statistically you have a better change of winning the lottery than having an issue with your phone. I read that worldwide less than 10 Note 7's had an issue. This is very overblown

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So how do you feel about people who do Cocaine, Heroine, Meth, Weed and other "banned" things? I bet you use some of those don't you? How many of those have killed an injured people? How many peopel did the Note 7 kill or injure? I rest my case! Hypocrite!

26. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"So how do you feel about people who do Cocaine, Heroine, Meth, Weed and other "banned" things? I bet you use some of those don't you?" I feel like the people who use those substances are idiots, just like you are. "How many of those have killed an injured people? How many peopel did the Note 7 kill or injure?" How many meteorites have killed people in the last hundred years? Doesn't matter, you still don't want one leaving a crater in your neighborhood. "I rest my case! Hypocrite!" A) What case? You literally made no justifying points as to why owning a Note 7 at the moment ISN'T stupid. If anything, you look even more stupid right now. B) Take the opportunity and Google what a hypocrite is.

11. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

I want one. Should have bought one when I had the chance.

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yea but I can still have one shipped here even if it takes 6 weeks.

5. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Keep that grenade out of the United States .

6. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Boooo! Thanks Trump! JK

7. kerginaldo17 unregistered

"The objective of introducing refurbished devices is solely to reduce and minimize any environmental impact.".So any retail price we still would be would help Samsung.

8. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3097; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

So they want to kill the rest of the world? Typical Samesung.

13. iushnt

Posts: 3085; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

You hater should understand that destroying these devices would affect the environment very much. Don't be a kid. If you are too butthurt then maybe use the butthurt cream.

16. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Pay him no mind. Just look at his picture and image that's what he looks like

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

the devices can be recycled. The displays could be used in other devices. In fact most of the parts can be put in another phone

9. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Its been killed two times already and probably banned almost everywhere. People just want to see the world burn.

14. iushnt

Posts: 3085; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Basically returned note 7 means a new device with different name.

17. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

New and refurb are not the same. Its the same internals with a different battery. And still refurbed Note 7 will still be flagged as a risk until proven by independent testing institutions.

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