Yesterday there was a news circulating around stating that Samsung will be selling refurbished Galaxy Note 7. However today Samsung India spokesperson clearly denied such news and made it clear that there will be no refurbished Galaxy Note 7 sold in India. However, it’s still not clear if company will be launching refurbished Note 7 in other countries.
Samsung released its investigation report about the cases happening with Galaxy Note 7 few months ago. They made it very clear that the batteries were the root cause of all the mishaps with the Galaxy Note 7.
It is now pretty much clear that India isn’t going to see refurbished Galaxy Note 7. Samsung may still introduce it in some other international markets. A Samsung India spokesperson reached out to Gadgets 360 and said,
“The report on Samsung planning to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 smartphone[s] in India is incorrect.”
According to a report by Hankyung, a South Korean publication, Samsung was planning to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 in India and Vietnam in the upcoming months. Since Samsung had to recall all the Galaxy Note 7s from the market, they faced a huge loss. Furthermore they also had to discontinue this flagship smartphone.
To overcome and minimize the losses incurred due to this, they reportedly decided to sell the refurbished version of it with lower battery capacity. According to Hankyung, Samsung has planned to use a 3000/3200 mAh capacity battery instead of 3500 mAh battery that was used in originally.