In 2016 Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 7, but unfortunately due to battery issues, there were widespread reports of the phone exploding and catching on fire, leading to Samsung recalling all models. The company then decided to fix the issue and re-release the handset as the “Fan Edition”.
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?
As you might have heard, over in Korea Samsung has launched the Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition. For those who are unfamiliar, basically these are refurbished Note 7 handsets that have the batteries swapped out for newer (and presumably safer) ones, which the folks at iFixit have pretty much confirmed in their teardown.
The Galaxy Note FE is the refurbished variant of the Galaxy Note 7 that Samsung promised several months back. The company decided to offer this device in a bid to reduce the environmental fallout from the demise of last year’s flagship phablet. Samsung released the Galaxy Note FE in South Korea on July 7th. According to a new report, the handset may be made available in other markets soon.
Samsung had confirmed several months ago that it would contain the environmental fallout from the Galaxy Note 7 recall by selling a refurbished version of the handset. What it has basically done is keep all of the previous components of the Galaxy Note 7, swap the unsafe battery for a safe one, and relaunched it with a new moniker. Samsung has officially launched the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 today which […]
So it has been confirmed that Samsung will be re-releasing the Galaxy Note 7 handset sans the exploding batteries, and a report from The Wall Street Journal has apparently confirmed what it will be called and when it will be released, which assuming they are correct is currently set for a release on the 7th of July.
Samsung is yet to confirm the pricing and availability details for the refurbished Galaxy Note 7. The company confirmed a few months ago that it was going to release a refurbished version of its ill-fated flagship. It’s one of the ways that the company is going to cut down on environmental waste after the handset was discontinued last year. A new report has surfaced online giving us an idea of […]
There have already been multiple reports over the past couple of weeks that Samsung might launch the Galaxy Note 8 ahead of schedule. Many expect the company to come out with the new flagship handset in August instead of September. A new report out of South Korea today claims that this is precisely what the company is going to do. The report claims that the Galaxy Note 8 launch date […]
It was confirmed by Samsung a few months back that it’s going to launch a refurbished variant of the Galaxy Note 7 in select markets across the globe. This will enable the company to get rid of the millions of units of the Galaxy Note 7 that are collecting dust in warehouses. According to a new report, the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 is going to cost around $650.
The Galaxy Note 8 is one of the most highly anticipated smartphones of 2017, partly because it’s the successor to the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung’s ill-fated flagship that it had to discontinue due to exploding batteries. A dubious render of the Galaxy Note 8 has leaked online and it highlights some of the changes that we’ve already heard about in rumors concerning this device.
Much has been said about the refurbished Galaxy Note 7. Samsung confirmed a few months back that it was going to release a refurbished variant of its ill-fated flagship smartphone in select markets. The company is yet to confirm all of the markets in which this handset will be sold, the moniker that will be attached to it and its price tag. A new report brings us what might possibly […]
With Samsung having been forced to recall so many Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handsets following reports of explosions, we’re sure many are wondering what they plan to do with them. It turns out that Samsung is planning on refurbishing them, presumably with batteries that don’t explode, and sell them.
It was believed for a very long time that the Galaxy Note 8 might be the first smartphone from Samsung to feature a dual camera system on the back. Recent reports suggest that this may not be the case. However, the rumor mill is convinced that the next phablet is going to have a dual camera system. Word on the street is that the Galaxy Note 8’s dual camera system […]
Samsung has twice reiterated that it’s going to release a new Galaxy Note handset later this year. Whether or not it will be called the Galaxy Note 8 remains to be seen, but at least the company has confirmed that there’s going to be another one despite the failure it suffered at the hands of the Galaxy Note 7 last year. A new rumor now suggests what the Galaxy Note […]
Samsung confirmed a couple of months ago that it’s going to release a refurbished version of the Galaxy Note 7 in the near future. The company said that it will be released in a handful of markets but hasn’t specified those markets yet. It also hasn’t provided a confirmed release date. According to a new report, the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 is going to be released later this month.
It has been confirmed by Samsung that it’s going to release a refurbished version of the Galaxy Note 7 in select markets this year. We don’t know what it’s going to end up calling the refurbished version but the rumor mill is calling it the Galaxy Note 7R at this point in time. Some pictures of the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 have appeared online.
It has been a few weeks since Samsung confirmed that it would bring back the Galaxy Note 7 as a refurbished device in a handful of markets across the globe. Samsung is sitting on millions of recalled Galaxy Note 7 units that it retrieved from customers after it was decided to discontinue the ill-fated flagship late last year. A new report suggests that the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 release is […]
After months of speculation about what it was going to do with the millions of Galaxy Note 7 handsets that it had recalled after discontinuing the flagship last year, Samsung confirmed several weeks back that it was going to launch a refurbished Galaxy Note 7 in a handful of markets across the globe. It hasn’t revealed more details about this so far but there’s some evidence to suggest that the […]
The Galaxy Note 7 was an absolute disaster for Samsung. There were countless cases of the handset’s battery catching fire which led to Samsung having to make the difficult decision of discontinuing the flagship smartphone. Samsung has taken a lot of concrete steps since then to ensure that something like that doesn’t happen again. The efforts appear to have paid off as the Galaxy S8’s battery is capable of taking […]
For the past few months we had been hearing rumors that Samsung might launch a refurbished version of the Galaxy Note 7 with a smaller battery. Samsung itself confirmed this a few weeks back. It’s part of the company’s effort to reduce component waste as it disposes off of the millions of units that have recalled since the Galaxy Note 7 was discontinued several months back.