After Samsung confirmed that it will indeed be selling a refurbished Galaxy Note 7 in markets that are yet to be determined, details of the phone’s price and possible tweaks have started showing up.
According to reports coming from China, the refreshed Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will reportedly be valued at CNY 2000 or about $290 cheaper. The tip came in via the country’s leading social networking platform, Weibo, whose tipsters don’t always get it right when it comes to leaks and rumors. But it adds that the phone might start selling in small quantities really soon.
In addition to the pricing details, the tipster also suggests that the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will drop the initial 3500mAh battery and instead come in with a unit between 3000mAh and 3200mAh. Apparently, the Korean company says that the main reason behind selling refurbished Galaxy Note 7 units is “to reduce and minimize any environmental impact.”
As noted earlier, the company has yet to confirm the markets that will see the refurbished Note 7, but the U.S. has been confirmed not to be one of them. If you remember well, the Note 7 fiasco began at a time when so many other markets across the globe had not even seen the phone in their local stores. It is possible that these are the markets that Sammy will target. Most of these markets, if not all, are in developing countries across Asia and Africa, but the company says that it will first consult with local carriers and relevant bodies before re-launching the phone in each market.
A report by The Verge claims that the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 could even adopt a new name as well as get a few tweaks to its technical specs. But this cannot be confirmed just yet. As for the original Note 7, it had a 5.7-inch curved Super AMOLED screen with a 2K resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820/Exynos 8890 SoC paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. An iris scanner first appeared on this device, but at $300 cheaper, this might be one of the few features that might see the door.
So, the question here is will you buy the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 if it came to your local store, even after the whole saga with explosions and fires? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.