There are very few people with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 thanks to the massive recall. So not many people will be actually upgrading from the Note 7, but it's still interesting to see the improvements from last year.
Samsung said that it was going to recycle a certain number of recalled Galaxy Note 7s as well. It’s not going to sell all of them as refurbished units. Some will be stripped of their metals and sent for recycling.
The company today revealed that it expects to recover 157 tons of rare metals...
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 FE's release date in Korea was originally July 7th and it had been delayed later on. That said, the release date is now back to July 7th for those eagerly awaiting its launch.
Speaking at the Cannes Lion festival, Samsung's US CMO Marc Mathieu explained how the company had to revisit its advertising and marketing strategies after the Galaxy Note 7 problems arose last Summer.
Two new images have been leaked which show off the Samsung Galaxy Note 7R. In order to differentiate this refurbished device from the one that caused all of the issues is that you could see an "R' on the device's back panel.
The Investor reports that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7R -- R for Refurbished -- will be around 50% cheaper than the original was. This comes after initial reports that the device would be around $640, down from its launch price of at least $800.
It's looking more and more like the Galaxy Note 7 will be re-released, as the device has just passed through FCC certification. Rumored to be called the Galaxy Note 7R, the device will go on sale for $620 USD, which is much cheaper than the original Note 7 when it debuted.
There are a lot of people interested in picking up a refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7, but if you live in the US that will likely not happen. Samsung has confirmed that it does not have any plans to sell the device within the US - likely due to regulatory hurdles.
Samsung has announced the different ways they will look to recycle Galaxy Note 7 devices. Among component reusage and material procurement, the company will also resell a number of the devices on hand as refurbished units where they can pass regulatory measures and contingent on demand and deals...
Samsung has announced that it is working on a final software update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 which will disable the phone's ability to charge the battery. So far, Samsung has recovered 97 percent of the Note 7 units which were sold in South Korea.
A while ago, a rumor suggested Samsung was working on refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices to be sold at a discount on certain markets. Those reports were debunked, however SamMobile suggests the company at least has plans to do so in South Korea.