Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is Returning as a Refurbished Phone

After last year’s disaster with Samsung Galaxy Note 7, we were ready to move on the next device in line – Note 8. But now, it looks like we haven’t seen the last of the handset yet. News is that the Note 7 is all set to be rolled out as a “refurbished” handset.

Note 7 is returning

While Samsung has confirmed the news, the device is pending approval by local regulators, reports The Verge. With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 knocking right at the door, Samsung has released a press releasing which notes that the company is tinkling with the idea of saving the salvageable components such as camera modules and semiconductors. They will then with the help of third-party companies extract the metal parts of the discarded Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and at the end sell the refurbished device.

That’s the plan for Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

Speaking to The Verge, on the matter, Samsung said: “The objective of introducing refurbished devices is solely to reduce and minimize any environmental impact. The product details including the name, technical specification and price range will be announced when the device is available. Samsung will not be offering refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices for rent or sale in the US.”

Samsung Galaxy Note7 was launched back in August 2016 and sports a 5.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels at a PPI of 518 pixels per inch. The handset runs Android 6.0.1and is powered by 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 8890 processor. It comes with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded for up to 256GB via a microSD card. There’s a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front camera.

 The Samsung Galaxy Note7 measures 153.50 x 73.90 x 7.90 and weighs 169.00 grams. The connectivity options of the handset includes NFC, USB OTG, 3G and 4G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth; and the sensors are as follows – Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Barometer.

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