By 21 February 2017 | Categories: news


While Samsung has suffered significant reputational damage as a result of the Galaxy Note 7's exploding battery fiasco, the South Korean manufacturer may still be seeking to salvage something from the phablet's failings. According to Korean news outlet Hankyung, Samsung will be selling refurbished Galaxy Note 7's in select regions, including India and Vietnam.

There are an estimated 2.5 million devices left over from the 20 000 units the company tested to ascertain the cause of the exploding batteries. Whether or not they could sell such a large quantity remains to be seen, but these phablets will sport new smaller batteries. Between 3000 and 3200 mAh to be more precise, which is slightly less than the 3500 mAh batteries the Galaxy Note 7 originally shipped with.

At this stage, it's unclear what price they'll retail for, or indeed when they'll arrive in those Asian markets. Nevertheless, we're hoping the company's new control measures will avoid any such fiascos happening in the future.  


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