We have already reported about the news that Samsung is planning to sell the refurbished Note 7 smartphones which the company recalled earlier due to the battery issues and the explosions from the phone. Now we have confirmation from the tech giant, Samsung itself that the company is not going to destroy all the Note 7 smartphones which the company recalled last year but is instead planning to sell the phones refurbished after following proper measures as to which phones are safe to be refurbished and sold again.
The company has also made its plans clear to recover and use or sell reusable components such as chips and camera modules and extract rare metals used in Note 7s such as copper, gold, nickel, and silver.
Samsung made it clear in a post saying that :
“applicability is dependent upon consultations with regulatory authorities and carriers as well as due consideration of local demand.”
As for the recap to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s specifications, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone contains Samsung’s Exynos 8890 Octa SoC (four cores clocked at 2.3GHz and four cores clocked at 1.6GHz), coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. Some regions including the US will receive a variant powered by the Snapdragon 820 SoC (two Kryo cores clocked at 2.15GHz and two Kyro cores clocked at 1.6GHz).
As for camera, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 sports a 12-megapixel rear camera with Dual Pixel technology for better low-light photography, phase detection autofocus (PDAF), optical image stabilisation (OIS), an f/1.7 aperture, dual-LED flash, and Auto-HDR feature. The front camera on the other hand sports a 5-megapixel sensor with an f/1.7 aperture
Samsung also announced that the company plans to join the EU’s R&D and test efforts to develop new “eco-friendly” processing methods. Stay tuned as we know about the regions where this Note 7 will likely be up for sale.