Last month, rumors had it that the South Korean smartphone makers were planning on selling refurbished versions of the Galaxy Note 7, and according to online blogs, the company has confirmed that it will be selling the refurbished phablet dubbed as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7R – where R stands for Refurbished.
However, Samsung didn’t mention/comment when exactly it’ll start its sales, but according to another report claimed that the phablet may arrive in June this year.
According to a report by ET News, Samsung is said to price the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 at USD$620 (roughly 2,263,000UGX) and will be made available starting in its home country (South Korea) before going global. Originally, the phablet was priced at USD$875 (roughly 3,193,750UGX).
The issue concerning its battery, the phablet according to on going rumors is expected to feature a smaller battery either 3000mAh or 3200mAh than the 3500mAh battery it originally had.
Recap on the Galaxy Note 7 fires, there were two battery issues which were said to have caused phablet to explode: – first one was related to batteries made by Samsung’s SDI division, and the second was related to batteries sourced from Amperex Technology, a third-party battery supplier. After more users started complaining about the handset’s batteries, the company had to recall the device from the market, and later stopped the production of the phablet for good.
According to reports attained from Reuters, the South Korean firm early this year revealed the exact reason as to why the batteries were catching fire.