Yesterday we came across a report from South Korea which stated that Samsung plans to sell refurbished units of the Galaxy Note7 in countries like India and Vietnam. Well, that report has been refuted by Samsung India.
The report from South Korea stated that Samsung has plans to sell refurbished units of Galaxy Note7 in markets like India and Vietnam. These refurbished units would come with batteries safer and smaller than the original 3500 mAh battery, somewhere around 3000 to 3200 mAh. The new units would also have different chassis due to the change in battery size.
Well, these claims have been refuted by Samsung India. “The report on Samsung planning to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 smartphone[s] in India is incorrect.” said Samsung India spokesperson in a statement to Gadgets360.
While Samsung has made it clear that there are no plans of selling refurbished units of the Galaxy Note7 in India, there’s no official word regarding the sale in Vietnam, or any other market, for that matter. Samsung had to recall millions of Galaxy Note7 units twice due to faulty battery which caused fires and explosions, and now, this South Korean giant is looking to reduce the loss it had to incur on its side by selling refurbished Galaxy Note7 units in emerging markets at a significantly lower price.
Well, if Samsung really has plans to sell refurbished units of Galaxy Note7, we will hear from them soon, maybe during or after MWC 2017 which starts next week.