The Samsung Galaxy Note7 is to be given one final lease of life, in the form of a refurbished device that will be sold at a discount. Available from June, the handsets will initially be available in Samsung’s home market of South Korea.
Following the series of fires that lead to the device’s full recall last year, one component that will inevitably not remain the same is the battery. It has been reported that the refurbished handsets could offer either a 3,2000 or 3,000 mAh battery, in comparison to the 3,500 mAh capacity of the original unit.
The 300,000 refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note7 handsets that will be sold in South Korea represents only a small percentage of the total recall.
Samsung is thought to have been left with 4.3 million defective phones following the recall.