Samsung to start selling the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 phablet and is said to be called the Samsung Galaxy Note 7R - where R stands for Refurbished. (Photo Courtesy: YouTube Images)
Samsung to start selling the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 phablet and is said to be called the Samsung Galaxy Note 7R - where R stands for Refurbished. (Photo Courtesy: YouTube Images)

South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung Corp. in Apirl confirmed that the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 will appear on market this month, and it appears that the company is gearing up for the launch of its phablet. According to the listing on Danawa, a Korean online store at, the phablet has been priced at 699,600 South Korean Won (Roughly USD$623) lower than the original Galaxy Note 7 that was priced at USD$875.

It’s worth mentioning here that two battery issues were claimed to be behind Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 devices catching fire, one said to be related to batteries made by Samsung’s own SDI division and the other linked to batteries sourced from Amperex Technology.

Samsung recalled the phablets from the market in September 2016, after multiple complaints about the phone catching fire from the handset holders with some happening on planes which then was banned by numerous airline authorities worldwide.

In terms of specifications, everything is said to remain the same aside from the battery and other added minor features. Thus, spots a 5.7-inch Quad HD dual-edge Super AMOLED display protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5, powered by an octa-core Exynos 8890 processor or a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, clubbed with 4GB RAM and 64GB of expandable storage, along with a 12MP dual-pixel rear-camera with optical image stabilization and 5MP front-facing camera.

Backed by a 3200mAh battery and also sports fast-charging technology.

Notably, a Samsung official was quoted by the South Korean daily Chosun Ilbo, last month in May as saying that the company after launching the Galaxy Note 7R, Samsung handset holders ought to also wait for the arrival of Galaxy Note 8 later this year.