Samsung confirmed just last month the Galaxy Note 7 will be refurbished for sale, and now, a new report out of South Korea claims that the device will go on sale in the country at the end of June. Naturally, the refurbished Note 7 will be packing a smaller battery along with a smaller price tag.
Reportedly going on sale in South Korea under three different carriers, the Galaxy Note 7 is said to be rebranded to the “Galaxy Note 7 R.” The battery capacity, on the other hand, will reportedly be changed from a 3,500mAh cell to a smaller 3,200mAh battery.
Interestingly enough, out of the three to four million units of the Galaxy Note 7 recalled in the region, the report claims that only about 300,000 units of the device will be sold in South Korea. Hopefully, this means the refurbished Note 7 will also be sold in other markets.
The report also mention that the Galaxy Note 7 R will be more affordable than the original device; it is said to retail at 700,000 won, which comes up to about RM2,680.
Despite its battery issues, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was applauded as one of Samsung’s best smartphones yet before the Galaxy S8 devices were announced. If the refurbished Note 7 does make it into Malaysia – and that’s a big if – we imagine it’ll be quite well-received.