Samsung has recently made an announcement that they will be refurbishing the Galaxy Note 7’s that were returned. These units were returned after the battery issues that were mainly the cause of overheating units and fire and even explosions.
This Galaxy Note 7 debacle started around 2016 when Samsung made a recall notice to the public after having received more than 30 reports and complaints of overheating and sometimes exploding batteries of some Note 7 users. In this recall, it was confirmed by Samsung that the real culprit to the Note 7’s issue was its battery and thus the company assured the recalled units would be fixed. This really had Samsung in great loss and trouble as their units were being recalled world-wide whereas even airplanes call out for users with Note 7 handseats and ask them to leave it behind before going onboard the plane in order to avoid fires and explosions which could lead to major disasters. With this, a great number of units were pulled off from the market for sale.
When Samsung claimed that there were actually no problems with the unit itself and its design was as impeccable as its predecessors, an external investigation was conducted and was found that they were really telling the truth. With the design vindicated without flaws, they turned to investigating the unit’s battery which was then found to be the culprit on the issue. Another issue which arises however is what the company will do with units that have replaced faulty batteries with yet another faulty replacement battery. With this Samsung has responded with the issue by refurbishing a few of the faulty units and have them on sale.
It should however be important to note that the details of the unit’s re-release are still to be finalized. Also, the company has added that the refurbished units will be based upon a few consultations with a few regulatory boards along with some carriers and dependent upon the demand. With this, the release dates as well as the markets involved will be aired by then.
In addition, the company also stated that the units that were resold or refurbished will be taken down to parts and eventually recycled.