Samsung to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 units

After the demise of the Galaxy Note 7, a number of rumors have cropped up stating that the device would come back in the form of a revamped and safe device. Samsung has officially confirmed the move and has also detailed plans to recycle remaining Note 7 inventory.

Samsung plans to open up sales of the Galaxy Note 7 as a revamped phone or as rental devices “where applicable.” The firm has not confirmed any places where the phone may go on sale in this state, but it might be in emerging markets. Sales in all areas will “dependent upon consultations with regulatory authorities and carriers as well as due consideration of local demand.”

According to reports, Samsung has verified that it will not sell these refurbished devices in U.S.  the company will be recycling the components of Samsung Note 7 units in couple of ways as well. Firstly, it will do away with salvageable components from those units like camera modules and semiconductors for use by other firms and for use in test sample production. Other components of the device like gold, copper, nickel, and silver will be extracted by eco-friendly firms that have expertise in that process for later use. All this comes in response to protests about Samsung’s managing of tons of unused Note 7 units which was led by organizations at MWC some time back. 

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It is indeed wonderful to see Samsung acting maturely these leftover phones. We expect that the firm will share additional information soon about the location of sale as well as the cost of the device.  

Samsung to Set the Principles to Recycle of Returned Galaxy Note7 Devices in an Environmentally Friendly Way

Samsung Electronics has established three principles to ensure that Galaxy Note 7 devices are recycled and processed in an environmentally-friendly manner.

First, devices shall be considered to be used as refurbished phones or rental phones where applicable.

Second, salvageable components shall be detached for reuse.

Third, processes such as metals extraction shall be performed using environmentally friendly methods.

Regarding the Galaxy Note 7 devices as refurbished phones or rental phones, applicability is dependent upon consultations with regulatory authorities and carriers as well as due consideration of local demand. The markets and release dates will be determined accordingly.

For remaining Galaxy Note 7 devices, components such as semiconductors and camera modules shall be detached by companies specializing in such services and used for test sample production purposes.

Finally, for left over component recycling, Samsung shall first extract precious metals, such as copper, nickel, gold and silver by utilizing eco-friendly companies specializing in such processes.

As part of our ongoing commitment to recycling, Samsung also plans to join the EU’s R&D and test efforts to develop new eco-friendly processing methods.