Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 With Smaller Battery Leaked
The Galaxy Note 7 was a hit among Samsung fans and reviewers, but the honeymoon period didn’t last. The Note 7 unexpectedly had problems with the battery which caused the phone to overheat and spark fires. Samsung had to recall the phone, later releasing the phone again. The problem wasn’t fixed with the first recall which then lead to the total recall and killing of the Note 7. Samsung’s taken a huge hit to their brand equity and their stock price. All of that hasn’t stopped Samsung from wanting to release a refurbished Note 7 with a smaller battery that’s less likely to explode.
A refurbished Galaxy Note 7 sounds like a semi-good idea considering owners of the phone have kept the phone through all of this. The refurbished phone has a 3,200 mAh battery with different model codes. It’s also likely Samsung has altered the design of the phone to prevent fires or problems, considering their investigation wasn’t very conclusive.
Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 With a 3,200mAh battery leaked
Fans of the Note 7 will jump at the opportunity to buy the refurbished handset. There is already some Note 7’s selling in Asia and Europe but in the United States, the Note 7 is still missing from markets. The unlocked handset cost $849 unlocked, and a refurbished model will sell likely for much less.
Considering Samsung has thousands to millions of handsets from the recall, they need to do something with them. Re-releasing them will give Samsung a way to recoup the cost of the massive loss they incurred during the recall. We’ll likely see the Note 7 in developing markets where Samsung wouldn’t normally be available.
Tell us in the comment below your thoughts. Would you buy a Note 7 if it’s refurbished? I would consider the fact that it exploded in a previous life?