Samsung India has outright stated that refurbished Galaxy Note 7s will not be sold in the country. This comes after a report from South Korea that claimed Samsung is preparing to market refurbished Galaxy Note 7s with smaller batteries.
A Samsung India spokesperson told Gadgets 360 that, “the report on Samsung planning to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 smartphone[s] in India is incorrect.”
Where this leaves the original report is still uncertain. India is the only location to have made a statement on the matter, although there is a chance that the company will still go head with the plans. Only two other locations – Vietnam and South Korea – were specifically named in the report.
Samsung itself has not made any comments about selling the refurbished Galaxy Note 7. While there still may be some truth to the speculation, the company is likely to face quite a bit of trouble getting the devices out to market.
Our readers have pointed out that airlines still ban the Note 7 from flights, despite Samsung having gathered up virtually all the device in the world. A software update that prevents the phones from charging has also been released.
In other words, nothing is set in stone until we hear something more concrete from Samsung.
[Source: Gadgets 360]