Galaxy Note 7: Samsung will launch the commercialization of reconditioned versions

Galaxy Note 7: Samsung will launch the commercialization of reconditioned versions”

We know that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 8 in the latter half of this year.

The expectation at the time was that Samsung would replace the batteries with functional ones, removing the concern that the refurbished units would explode like the originals. Along with that the back panel will be different given that they had to remove it to change the battery.

According to a new report published today by Korean publication The Investor, Samsung Electronics is planning to sell refurbished units of its discontinued Galaxy Note 7 phablet with new batteries, in order to "minimize losses" incurred after it was permanently discontinued previous year after an unprecedented recall. Reselling a refurbished version of the phone to consumers might the handsets themselves, but all of those old batteries still need to be disposed of. Furthermore, the Galaxy S8 will introduce Samsung's advanced AI voice-based assistant, Bixby, which will have its own dedicated hardware button.

After the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, the company will never want a repeat of the same and has reportedly given Sony a contract to supply lithium-ion battery packs for the Galaxy S8.

Unless you purchased your first handset recently, you are probably well aware of the Note 7 battery issue. In response, the company has confirmed that it plans to spread Flow's functionality throughout their Windows 10 devices.

Samsung recalled the majority of the Note 7 units, which means there are about 3 million devices lying with the company as of now. It further has 2.5 million units stocked as inventories, while 2.5 million units were sold overseas. However, there was one that really stood out ─ the Galaxy Note 7. Still, consumers might be hesitant to pick up a refurbished Note 7 after all of the bad press the phone received past year.

That said, the phone was a brilliant piece of design and engineering and if it wasn't for the battery, would have propelled Samsung's mobile division to new heights of profitability.

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