The Note 7 will have a new back panel it seems, perhaps that could even facilitate a removable battery.
It appears that Samsung could soon start selling refurbished Galaxy Note 7's in some markets, according to a new report. Now, it looks like Samsung is planning to put the handsets to use by refurbishing the recalled units with a new battery and releasing the device into the market again.
Since the smartphone doesn't come with a Home button in the front, Samsung was forced to put it on the back side.
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After the debacle of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 due to explosive battery past year, the company called back all sold and stocked Note 7 phones to test and know the cause of explosion. You will definitely want to take this one with a dose of salt at the moment although it makes sense Sammy would want to do something with the millions of Note 7's they have in storage.
The Kankyung report says the Note 7 will relaunch by June, but did not specify pricing.
When it comes out, it will be priced significantly cheaper than the original cost of the device but the refurbished Note 7 might as well be a different beast altogether. Samsung may also sell some in South Korea just ahead of the Galaxy S8 launch but the likelihood of refurbs making their way to Europe or the USA sound slim. The company has to find a way to dispose of the large number of Galaxy Note 7 batteries it's been collecting and storing for the past couple of months, and the entire process has to be environmentally friendly. The sales will also help it avoid the environmental issues related to the complete disposal of the said 2.5 million handsets. This, of course, means decreased battery life but hopefully a safer phone. Here are the supported smartphones confirmed by Samsung: Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy A5 (2016), and Galaxy A7 (2016).