Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to go on sale with safer batteries

Melba UnderwoodFeb 22, 2017

Here are the supported smartphones confirmed by Samsung: Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy A5 (2016), and Galaxy A7 (2016).

Earlier in January, the phone-maker released the findings from its detailed internal Note 7 investigation, blaming the series of explosions on two separate battery-related issues.

The refurbished variants of the device will run on batteries that are of a smaller capacity than the ones powering the original phones, thus saving them from the risks of melting, catching fire and exploding. There are also rumors suggesting that Samsung plans to diversify its battery suppliers to prevent the same incident that involved the Galaxy Note 7, TechRadar reported.

Since then, Samsung has attempted to move on from the debacle ahead of the launch of 2017's flagships, promising users steps would be taken to ensure it never happened again.

Because of this, the speculations have changed tide when they started claiming that the Note 8 will come out with a different name.

It's believed that the refurbished phone could go on sale by June, with emerging markets such as Vietnam and India being targeted, the report adds. Unfortunately, these new Galaxy Note 7 will not be available anywhere and meltyStyle tells you more. But the company never said what it planned to do with the huge pile of brand new and briefly used Galaxy Note 7 units that it collected from all over the world when it recalled the failed phone.

The company has recovered more than 98 percent of its 3.16 million Galaxy Note 7 units sold globally.

The news comes nearly a month after Samsung officially announced the result of several investigations into the Galaxy Note 7 fires. However, there was one that really stood out ─ the Galaxy Note 7. While that sounds like a bad idea, the units would be factory refurbished with new smaller batteries to remedy the previous issue.

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