Yesterday, reports emerged that Samsung has plans to refurbish the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 and resell it to emerging markets, with India and Vietnam mentioned.
Even before this sinks into the heads of many of who saw what happened with the initial Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Samsung India has moved in swiftly to refute the claims, saying that they are totally “incorrect.” According to NDTV Gadgets, this statement was made by a Samsung India spokesperson and looking at how rudely brief the statement was, it seems this won’t be happening at all.
The statement from Samsung India comes ahead of anything coming from the main office in South Korea. In the event that the Galaxy Note 7 is refurbished and released once again, it might never make it to India. As per the reports, the phone will reportedly come with a smaller battery capacity of 3200mAh as well as a new case, however, the internals will be retained.
Note that this is not the first time that reports of a refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 are showing up. Last year November, same speculations started appearing, but back then, there was no specific mention of markets as it happened recently. Nonetheless, the fact that these rumors have resurfaced doesn’t confirm that the phone will indeed be re-launched.
The latest report had already confirmed that the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 would be sold in emerging markets. This means the phone wouldn’t have come to the U.S. or Europe for that matter. While there are a handful of regions where Samsung can really get something with this idea, it appears that the company isn’t that crazy!
It is only a month ago that Samsung announced the cause of the fires on the Galaxy Note 7 and with the case now dead and gone, it would be a lot better to keep it that way, especially now that Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ hype has really picked up pace ahead of the rumored March 29 launch.