After the Note 7 debacle, I was wondering what was going to happen to the millions of devices that were returned to Samsung. Apparently, the company is not done with the Note 7 yet as they are set to refurbish the device with smaller batteries.
Before now, it was said that the batteries were the cause of the Note 7’s failure. Reportedly, the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 will feature 3000 mAh or 3200 mAh batteries; smaller than the 3500 mAh batteries of the original Note 7. The phone will also have a newly made case, to ensure the new batteries fit properly and then the rest of its internals would remain unchanged.
Samsung says it has recovered 98 per cent of the 3.06 million it had originally sold, 200,000 of which were used in the firm’s investigation into the cause of the battery fires. This means there are around 2.5 million units left in inventory to be refurbished and sold.
The reworked phone would go on sale as early as June this year and they will be sold in emerging countries like India and Vietnam.