Confirmed: The Galaxy Note 7 is coming back
Ahead of the launching of its new flagship device, Samsung has released a statement confirming the rebirth of its discontinued Galaxy Note 7 handset.
It won’t be easy as the process comes in three parts: save salvageable components (ie. camera and semiconductors), obtain metal parts through an “eco-friendly” method, and lastly, sell refurbished devices “where applicable.”
The third step is where our interests come in. Although, the sale of refurbished Note 7s will depend on regulatory bodies, carriers, and of course, demand. No definite dates and pricing for now.
If you’re familiar with Apple’s Whitebox program, this is essentially similar. Our local telcos carry refurbished iPhones, so the case of the Galaxy Note 7 shouldn’t be that different in the country.