For us, the Galaxy Note 7 is Samsung’s greatest device to fail in a very delicate and unfortunate situation but with the company now definitely known what happened to its greatest Note device, Samsung with its remaining units of the handset is going to resort on selling the returned handset as refurbished units. Samsung already announced earlier that they really gunning to resell the remaining Galaxy Note 7 units as refurbished or Galaxy Note 7R as they are believed to be with “R” standing as Refurbished and that Samsung is going to sell these devices in a few selected markets. We doubt that we’ll get our hands back to the fateful handset since we are almost halfway through the year and that means we are looking forward to see the next generation Galaxy Note device yet we are still very interested to know more about this unit and where they are going when it finally becomes available.
The latest update for the Galaxy Note 7R is that Samsung will be shipping this refurbished units with smaller batteries since according Samsung’s findings, that’s the part of the handset that was causing the device to burn on its own, a smaller and hopefully a safer battery could resolve that issue in the process. The original Galaxy Note 7 comes with a large 3500 mAh battery while the said Galaxy Note 7R will ship with 3200 mAh battery. This is supported to the fact that Samsung is already implementing an 8-point battery inspection process for the said device.
In addition to that, a recent certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance has a number of Samsung devices with similar hardware model number as the Galaxy Note 7. These devices are a variations of the Galaxy Note 7R with SM-930x model designation: SM-N930FD, SM-N930X, SM-N930S, SM-N930L, SM-N930K, SM-N930F and SM-N935S and are shipping with 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Wi-Fi direct features.
With all that in mind, whether we like it or not, Samsung is getting closer to its impending plans to resell all existing Galaxy Note 7 with tweak batteries and if you’d ask when? It will be as early as June this year.
- Samsung confirms plans of selling refurbished Galaxy Note 7 units(vr-zone.com)
- Samsung Won’t Sell Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 Devices In The US(ibtimes.com)
- Samsung to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 smartphones(theglobeandmail.com)