Samsung Sell Galaxy Note 7 Refurbished

The Smartphone giant has collected 97 percent of its Note 7 phones and issued a software code that blocks any device in circulation from being recharged at all.

Samsung is planning to refurbish the 2.5 million recalled Galaxy Note7 devices after a battery fault caused some to catch fire.

Samsung today confirmed that it will sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 phones.

"The markets and release dates will be determined accordingly", the statement added. WIRED has contacted trading standards in the United Kingdom to ask whether the devices going to be re-sold in the United Kingdom and we will update this story once a response is received.

Samsung's investigation concluded that the lithium ion batteries were responsible for the damage which cost the company more than $5.42 billion.

Meanwhile, there is also a plan to recover the components that the company used for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. As for the components, Reuters reported they will either use or sell the components including semiconductors and camera modules and will also remove the copper, gold, nickel and silver from devices it doesn't resell.

Samsung plans to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices which were pulled from the market due to a battery issue that led to overheating and exploding. The company had also noted it has no plans to fix or refurbish Note 7, and may completely dispose the devices.

After the global recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handset device, the company releases a statement regarding the recycle plan of the controversial device. Finally, Samsung has committed to joining the EU's R&D and test efforts to help create new eco-friendly processing methods.

A move to bring back a recalled device is something of a risky move for Samsung.

We have yet to hear more details as to what changes Samsung will make to the Note 7 to make it safe.

Would you consider a refurbished Galaxy Note 7 or has last year's fiasco left you burned?



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