Breaking News Samsung To Launch A Refurbished Galaxy Note 7

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  1. Jeffrey

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    According to ZDNet Korea Samsung will market newly refurbished Galaxy Note 7"s .

    According to the report, Samsung has some 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7s left over after using 20,000 or so up in testing to determine the cause of the problem. The refurbished devices will have new cases, and batteries with a capacity between 3,000 and 3,200mAh (the phones initially contained a 3,500mAh battery). Reuters reported last month that the sale of refurbs is a possibility, and ZDNet Korea says it will also help the company avoid trouble with the government over junking all of the unused and returned phones.

    It doesn't sound like the devices will be returning to US or European markets due to recall regulations, but they could be sold in India or Vietnam instead.
     
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    Depending on the refurbished price, I would get one. It's too bad they won't be available to the US.

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    Doesn't necessarily have to available in the US to get one.
    I'm sure they will be all over eBay..
     
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    What do you think it would take to get one to work on Verizon? It actually may be worth having one as a wifi only device.

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    I don't recall the radio configuration. Do you remember if it is both GSM and CDMA. I can't imagine Sammy being stuck with millions of CDMA units. I'm thinking the cost to replace radios may be prohibitive.
     
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    I'm sure they must have both GSM & CDMA. Things may have changed but in the past I've had problems trying to activate unlocked phones on Verizon. It's been a few years since I've tried though.

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    DAMN! I got so excited about this. Then the whole, not in US line killed me. But, during this whole read, I thought about the fact that they are still BANNED from flights...
     
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    The US carriers would still probably find a way to keep them off their networks too.
     
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    We still have airlines putting out memos that Note 7 devices are not allowed on airplanes. When I checked my parents in online that was one of the warnings right next to liquids.

    They will have to rename the device completely or partner with Google and call it the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2.

    Edit: just read the last part of Jeffrey's post.

    Not gonna happen in the US. But if they wanted to then my above idea applies.
     
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    I would dump my S7 Edge in one breath for a Note 7 again!
     
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    AMEN!!!!
     
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    At the right price I'd definitely buy it again.

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