Soon after Samsung recalled its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 last year within few days of the launch, several sources reported that the company might bring the device back to market with battery and software tweaks. Samsung has confirmed the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 will be launched soon in select markets but didn’t mention the exact date or any other details about the phone.
A fresh report from Vietnam suggests Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 7 as Galaxy Note 7R (R for Refurbished) with a smaller battery. The live photos of the Note 7R surfaced on the site that looks similar to the Note 7 with no changes to the chassis except the smaller battery. The phone will feature a 3200mAh battery instead of the original 3500mAh battery that caused the phone to explode.
There’s no word on when the new Galaxy Note 7R will be re-launched and to which markets the phone will be available. With just a few days, the company will begin shipping of Galaxy S8 – Samsung’s 2017 flagship device in the US. We can expect the company to unveil the Note 7R anytime soon once it settles up with launching the S8 in other markets. The phone will likely to get a aggressive price tag so it can reach the potential buys conveniently.