Samsung is not willing to give up on Note 7, its gigantic flagship device. The Note 7 fiasco occurred last year resulted in a huge loss for Samsung which involved Note 7 devices catching on fire suddenly. The reason which was too late to be known is due to the cramming of the battery without leaving any space.
This whole situation resulted in Samsung calling back all Note 7 devices, refunding the customers and then sending the devices for recycling. We thought that will be done in the long run too. But, Samsung does not want to give up yet on the almost-perfect smartphone which was critically acclaimed.
Note 7R: Comeback?
Android Authority received some reports from The Investor which says the Note 7 will soon make a comeback and will be first in the market in South Korea. The refurbished phone will likely to be named Samsung Note 7R.
Here what is known for now
- Note 7R will represent the refurbished phones
- It will first hit South Korean markets
- Rumors suggest that the phone will be 50 percent cheaper
- The price is expected to be around $ 424 USD approximately
- The battery capacity is reduced from 3500 mAh to 3200 mAh
The price is to be fair is very attractive and with nearly 50 percent drop in price, the phone will probably get a lot of attention as Note 7 before all the fiasco scored consistently above 90 in all reviews. The release of phones in other markets is not yet confirmed.
What is Refurbishing?
If you do not know about Refurbishing process, it can be simply said by the following points
- Phones having a fault or hardware problem will be identified
- The problem is studied and the entire phone is disassembled (torn-apart)
- The faulty piece is replaced by working part
- The phone is put together again and it is good to go for a sale
- The process can be done either directly by the manufacturing company or any service outlet
- Refurbished phones mostly look like new phones and some may carry some wear and tear around
- Better choice if you cannot spare newest smartphones in the market
Samsung pushing Note 7 again is very interesting and risk-including feat. But if the tech giant figured out the mistake, then it will be no problem for the fan-favourite Note 7 rising from the ashes (pun intended) again. Let us wait and see. Will you buy if it will come to India?