Samsung formally introduced the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 earlier this week. Dubbed as the Galaxy Note Fan Edition, the smartphone is a modified version of the Galaxy Note 7, the ill-fated smartphone which was recalled after numerous reports of explosions and units catching fire. Now, Greenpeace, which had condemned the South Korean giant for dumping the flamed Galaxy Note 7 unit, has now welcomed the company’s decision to refurbish the smartphone. Also Read - Phones launching next week: Pixel 6 series, Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, Motorola Edge S, moreAlso Read - Phones launched last week: Realme GT Neo 2, Moto E40, OnePlus 9RT, and more
When Samsung recalled over 4 million of Galaxy Note 7 units, Greenpeace, and other environmental organizations suggested that the company should not dump the burnt smartphones as the toxic elements will cause more damage to already endangered environment on the planet. Samsung later announced refurbishing the Galaxy Note 7 units and to make the sure everything stays under control. The company claims that it has put the refurbished units under strict torture and examination tests. Also Read - Good news for iPhone loves! Apple beats Xiaomi to regain second position in global smartphone market
We welcome Samsung s decision to produce a refurbished Galaxy Note 7 instead of wasting valuable resources, said Lee Hyun-sook, an activist of the environmental organization to The Investors. However, as per the report, Samsung is still too out what it has done with parts of the exhausted Note 7 units that have not been used for the refurbished devices. ALSO READ: Samsung relaunching the Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition is literally playing with fire
This comes a day before the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition is scheduled to hit stores in Korea. As of now, only 400,000 units of Galaxy Note 7 smartphone goes on sale from July 7, as the company claims. This means the company still has quite a lot of Galaxy Note 7 units to refurbish and might release them in several other markets in months to come. The Galaxy Note 7 FE is priced at around $612 (approximately Rs 39,999). ALSO READ: Samsung to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, but not in India
As far as spec sheet of Galaxy Note 7 FE is concerned, the refurbished smartphone has its similarities with the previous Galaxy Note 7, such as the 5.7-inch QHD display, 12MP Dual Pixel camera, and the S Pen. Notably, the battery on the Fan Edition has been scaled down to a 3,200 mAh. The smartphone also has Bixby and new Android Nougat 7.0 based Samsung UI, seen on Galaxy S8.