Samsung begins sales of refurbished Galaxy Note 7

Samsung has confirmed that the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 will go one sale on 7 July

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Samsung begins sales of refurbished Galaxy Note 7 The new handset is dubbed the Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition (photo is for illustrative purposes).
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  July 2, 2017

Samsung Electronics has announced it will begin sales of its infamous albeit now refurbished Galaxy Note 7 handsets in South Korea.

The new handset, dubbed the Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition, will go on sale on 7 July for $611 - 30% lower than the original Note 7 launch price.

Samsung announced in a statement that it will offer 400,000 handsets which have been fitted with entirely new batteries. The smartphones have been made from recalled, unsealed Note 7 handsets and unused components.

Samsung also stated that the refurbished devices have passed new safety measures.

Currently the new Note 7 will sell in South Korea, with potential plans to sell in other markets at a later date.

Samsung suffered a serious backlash last year after its Galaxy Note 7 was pulled from the market, citing safety concerns.

In March this year, Samsung revealed it could potentially bring the device back and the process would be carried out in three stages: devices will be considered to be used as refurbished phones or rental phones, salvageable components shall be detached for reuse, and processes such as metal extraction will be performed using environmentally friendly methods.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is said to be announced in August this year, slightly ahead of Apple's iPhone 8 release.

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