There won’t be a return for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in the United States.
Although this morning it announced a revival for phone through refurbished units, Samsung clarified that the United States is one region where the Galaxy Note 7 won’t reappear. It will instead focus all of its attention for the country on the Galaxy S8 that debuts on Wednesday. Consumers in the United States were among the most vocal regarding the battery explosions fiasco in 2016; therefore, it’s wise to keep the Galaxy Note 7 away from there.
Samsung told The Verge the following in a statement:
“The objective of introducing refurbished devices is solely to reduce and minimize any environmental impact. The product details including the name, technical specification and price range will be announced when the device is available. Samsung will not be offering refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices for rent or sale in the US.”
The statement reveals, in addition to the United States not getting the refurbished Galaxy Note 7, Samsung plans on retooling the entire device to the point where it could have a different name.
Other markets are expected to let Samsung sell refurbished units. The Galaxy Note 7 earned a ton of interest before and after its official release. Pair that interest with Samsung’s pile of unused devices and the refurbished units could be dumped off while generating solid revenue.
Source: The Verge