We’re sure many are wondering what Samsung plans to do with the millions of Galaxy Note 7 handsets that were recalled. We’ve seen Samsung relaunch the phone as the Note 7 Fan Edition which is basically a refurbished version of the handset minus the faulty battery, but given that its availability is limited to the South Korean market, what about the rest of the phones?

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For those who are worried that it might end up in some landfill, you can rest assured that Samsung will be doing what they can to reduce the environmental impact, and that is by recovering rare metals from the phone. As you probably know, a lot of rare metals is used during the manufacturing of our electronics, and Samsung plans to try and recover as much of them as possible, along with components that could be used as replacement parts for devices that are sent in for servicing or repairs.

This includes camera modules, chips, and displays, along with the rare metals used such as cobalt, copper, gold, and silver. Environmental activists Greenpeace have called on Samsung to try and recover the materials used, and it looks like they’ll be getting their wish, and we guess it makes sense too since discarding them would be a massive waste considering how many units were produced.

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Galaxy Note 7 and Samsung.

Display
5.7"
  • 2560x1440
  • Super AMOLED
  • 515 PPI
Camera
12 MP
  • f/1.7 Aperture
  • OIS
Battery
3500 mAh
  • Non-Removable
  • No Wireless Charg.
System
4GB RAM
  • Snapdragon 823/Exynos 8893
  • MicroSD
Price
~$979 - Amazon
Weight
169 g
Launched in
2016-08-02
Storage (GB)
  • 64
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