South Korean smartphone makers, Samsung in March confirmed it will be selling refurbished units of its Galaxy Note 7 dubbed the ‘Galaxy Note 7R’ and it has been reportedly said that the firm might sell the phablet at a much cheaper price than the original phone.
According to reports by South Korean daily Chosun Ilbo, cited by The Investor, while earlier reports suggested that the refurbished models of the Galaxy Note 7 would be priced around $620, Chosun Ilbo reports that Samsung might be selling the Note 7R units for as low as $440.
A Samsung official was quoted by the daily as saying that the company has not decided on the launch schedule for the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 but that it will be launched before the arrival of Galaxy Note 8 later this year. However, on the other hand, the Note 7R has been claimed to arrive in June.
The Galaxy Note 7R according to ongoing rumors has been tipped to feature a smaller 3200mAh battery than the 3500mAh battery on original phone and will run Android 7.0 Nougat. Other specs are said to remain the same as the original.
Notably, Samsung as per reports, last year recalled an estimated four million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones over concerns about the battery issues of overheating and burst into flames. Authorities globally banned the use of Galaxy Note 7. After an investigation, Samsung earlier this year in January announced that faulty batteries were to blame for the entire issue.