Did you think the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was dead? Well, can’t blame you so did I and just about everyone else. But for better or worse, all of us could be wrong. Samsung may have officially discontinued the exploding Galaxy Note 7, but if it ain’t broke … resell it? That appears to be the modus operandi Samsung plans to adopt with its ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 devices.
According to SamMobile, an anonymous industry source told The Investor, that Samsung was undecided on the matter.
If new reports are to be believed, Samsung is considering selling the refurbished devices in India and Vietnam. This may help Samsung in attracting new customers who want a flagship handset for a lower price. This would also mean that Samsung won’t suffer too much of a loss by simply disposing all of the Note 7 units that have already been returned to them.
For the time being, Samsung is doing everything it possibly can to get all the Galaxy Note 7s in the world out of consumers’ hands and back to the South Korean smartphone manufacturer’s headquarters. With Samsung releasing updates that only allow the handset to reach a certain percentage of charge, while also ensuring that mobile carriers no longer support the Note 7, it seems like those who still have the smartphone will soon be annoyed into returning the device.
But I don’t think that is going to happen.Samsung ran full page apology ads in three major US newspapers so they wouldn’t want to bring back a device associated with such a fiasco. It’s unlikely that at least the US will ever see the Note 7 being sold in any capacity.
Furthermore, selling refurbished Galaxy Note 7 units might also be just another disaster waiting to happen. Samsung is already working on the Galaxy S8 for 2017, and its sales will surely be affected if these refurbished Note 7 units also begin catching fire. So unless Samsung has made a breakthrough in their investigation as to what was the cause of the Note 7’s demise, it seems unlikely they would sell the Note 7 again, in India or anywhere else.
The final nail in the coffin is that the source article from The Investor various publications have been citing, that is this one, is dated back to September 26 this year. Back when the Note 7 was still alive, a few weeks before Samsung pulled the plug. So refurbished Note 7? Unlikely. But I could still be just totally wrong. Unlikely but possible. Sometimes logic can kick you in .. wrong places.
But what do you guys think? Would you a buy a refurbished Galaxy Note 7 if it was still somehow happening?
Source : SamMobile