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Samsung Plans To Bring Back Galaxy Note 7 Says Reports

Update Date: Nov 18, 2016 06:36 AM EST

It is no secret that Samsung had recalled its Galaxy Note 7 phones after serious complaints on its battery issues that were causing the smartphones to explode. Samsung officially announced that it is getting rid of Galaxy Note 7 for good on October 11, 2016. However, reports suggest that the Korean tech giants have not completely parted ways with its expensive flagship handset.

Samsung may not be done with Note 7

According to reports from the Korean Herald's blog post- "Samsung has not made a final decision yet, but it will likely sell the refurbished Note 7 units next year." 

The reports also suggest that Samsung is planning to target the Indian and the Vietnamese markets to sell the refurbished Note 7 handsets at a considerably reduced price, taking into account that the smartphone's deep-dead reputation and the fact that they are refurbished. As the two countries have a thriving market for low-end phones, Samsung is expecting that it can get rid of its spare Note 7 stock and generate some revenue as well.

Note 7 to return with reduced prices

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handsets are expected to hit the market once again in January 2017 at a slashed out price. Samsung in the last few months had faced a major downfall with its Galaxy Note 7 which was initially recalled and replaced due to complaints that the phones are exploding due to battery issues. To the company's ill luck even the replaced phones reported the same issue and hence it had to call off the sales of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handsets. The handsets are no longer available in the market.

Refurbished Note 7 handsets by early 2017

It was also reported that Samsung shifted its concentration on its next flagship device Samsung Galaxy 8 which was expected to be released as early as February 2017. With the refurbished Note 7 coming in, it appears that Samsung will push the Galaxy 8 models to the next quarter. However, the Korea-based Apple Rival has neither confirmed nor commented on the report.

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