Following protests by environmental groups like Greenpeace regarding Samsung’s mass dumping of recalled Galaxy Note 7s and the impact it has on the nature, Samsung has decided to recover some components from these devices including rare metals like cobalt, copper, gold, and silver. These materials could be sold off separately as they cannot be reused on any of its devices.
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The limited edition Galaxy Note Fan Edition went on sale in South Korea earlier this month. While it is still unclear when Samsung will be selling the Galaxy Note Fan edition in other markets of the world, that has not stopped the iFixit team from going ahead and posting a teardown of the handset.
Samsung launched the Galaxy Note Fan Edition a.k.a refurbished Galaxy Note 7 units in South Korea earlier this week. Despite the tarnished reputation of the Note series though, there seems to be quite a bit of demand for the handset in the company’s home market.
After much rumors and leaks, Samsung today announced that it will start selling refurbished variants of the Galaxy Note 7 in South Korea from July 7. Dubbed the Galaxy Note Fan Edition, Samsung will be putting up around 400,000 units of the handset for sale in its home market.
Last word on the street was that Samsung was planning on rolling out its refurbished Galaxy Note 7 units before the end of June.
Recently, Samsung confirmed that it had figured out a way to get the Galaxy Note 7 back into the hands of some customers.
Confirming previous reports, Samsung today announced that it will be offering refurbished and recycled Galaxy Note 7 units to customers. The company has laid down three principles to ensure that all the Galaxy Note 7 units it has received so far are recycled and processed in an environmentally-friendly manner.
A new report claims that Samsung will be selling refurbished Galaxy Note 7 units in India and Vietnam with a battery capacity of anywhere between 3000mAh to 3200mAh. The design of the units will also be slightly different from the original Note 7 units.
Despite the Galaxy Note 7 making a huge dent in Samsung’s bottom line and goodwill, the Korean company will continue to use the Galaxy Note moniker for its future devices. As confirmed by Samsung’s mobile head D.J. Koh today, the next flagship phablet from Samsung will be called the Galaxy Note 8.