A month ago, Samsung finally announced the findings into a months’ long investigation regarding what was really wrong with the Galaxy Note 7.
After discovering that the battery of the phone was all to blame, the tech giant vowed to implement stricter measures in future to ensure that no such event happened again. Now, in what appears to be a re-appearance of something that popped up some time towards the end of last year, fresh reports claim that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 could make a new start as a refurbished version.
Last year, we highlighted a report on how Samsung could be crazy enough to release a refurbished Galaxy Note 7 in 2017. Well, it seems the South Korean tech giant is indeed crazy enough to do this, but this will reportedly be targeting emerging markets such India, Vietnam, Africa and South America as well.
When Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was pronounced dead, it was revealed that the company had made a loss of over $5 billion. According to this report, the company is looking to cut down on these expenses via a refurbished Note 7 that carries a smaller battery capacity of between 3000mAh and 3200mAh. This is smaller than the 3500mAh unit used on the compact Note 7, something that some pundits had previously claimed was part of the problem.
The report further adds that the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 may come with a new case, an indicator that it could debut a new design as well, although not far away from the original design. As for the rest of the specs, there won’t be any changes when compared to the original model. This means you still get a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED screen, an Exynos 8890 SoC paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, 12MP/5MP cameras, and the S Pen. Samsung might also choose to throw in Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box to make the deal sweeter.
So, the exact release date and pricing details are still unknown, but we should know very soon. We’ll let you know once this happens. Stay tuned!