Well, this is going to be controversial in India. We all know what happened with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Believe it or not, there were reports that the phone might make a re-entry in the Indian market. Previous reports claimed the Indian market will get refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with smaller batteries.
The report suggested this South Korean company modified the cells. Due to an explosion in the batteries of Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the phone was banned in all countries. The company also agreed to a refund if the buyer can provide valid documents of purchase. The plan of selling refurbished Note 7 devices might come as a shock to a lot of people. But finally, the company assures that it is not going to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices.
Battery replacement for Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Though this is not the first time, there are reports that the company is selling the refurbished phones. It claimed, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will come with 3200 mAh or 3000 mAh batteries instead of the 3500 mAh batteries. Previous reports suggested that Samsung will launch the refurbished Note 7 devices in mid-June this year. Well, we can say it would have been a great strategy for the company to reduce the losses.
Apart from gaining profits, there were the environmental aspects also. It was better to modify and then use the phone instead of disposing of such a huge number of phones. If Samsung could sell the majority of Note 7 units, it would save the environmental concern and also make a good profit.
No refurbished Galaxy Note 7 for India
Clearly, the company is not looking to recover for the losses here. A spokesperson from Samsung categorically said, “The report on Samsung planning to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 smartphone[s] in India is incorrect.” There you go. It is now officially clear that the company is not going to sell the refurbished smartphones in India. Though the company has not said anything clearly about its plans for other countries right now.
Previous reports say India and Vietnam are the two countries that Samsung targeted for sale. India is one of the fastest growing markets for smartphones. After the company had disclosed in their reports that the faulty batteries were the reason for an explosion, Samsung opted to refurbish the mobiles to reduce the number of losses incurred. Now, this issue is clear to the buyers. So, this should not raise concerns. Samsung says the problem was on the battery and they replaced it. Still, it cannot be assured completely that the phones are safe and such explosions will not happen again. Let us wait and watch what the user’s reviews are after using the phones for quite some time We will keep you updated. Till then, stay tuned!