An exchanged Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 is seen at company's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
An exchanged Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 is seen at company's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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We have been following the case of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 for quite some time now!

According to online reports, South Korean based Electronics firm; Samsung Electronics said Sunday it would start selling a refurbished version of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, dubbed the Galaxy Note 7R – this week after an embarrassing recall over exploding batteries rocked the tech giant last year.

The recall of millions of Galaxy Note 7 devices cost the world’s largest smartphone maker billions of dollars in lost profits and hammered its global reputation.

The refurbished device, made of recalled, unsealed Note 7 handsets and unused components are outfitted with new batteries, Samsung said in a statement.

According to reports the phablet, also known as the Galaxy Note Fan Edition (FE) – will hit shelves starting in South Korea on July 7th which will be a Friday, Samsung said in a press statement. In addition, it would only sell 400,000 units at home.

The firm said it would decide later whether to release the refurbished edition elsewhere, which is priced at 699,000 won (USD$611 or roughly 2.2 million UGX) domestically, far lower than the previous version that was nearly USD$1,000 (roughly 3.6 million UGX), Gadgets 360 reports.

“The latest launch of the Galaxy Note FE… has a significant meaning as an environment-friendly project that minimised the waste of resources,” Samsung said in a statement.

The recall – the largest-ever by the South Korean tech giant – was deeply embarrassing for Samsung, but it recently launched a new flagship device, the Galaxy S8, to positive reviews and strong orders.

In April Samsung posted its biggest quarterly net profit in more than three years, although the company has come under pressure on wider fronts.

source: Samsung and Gadgets 360