Last month, Samsung confirmed it would be selling refurbished Note 7 devices, and now we know where and when the phones will go on sale. According to a report from ET News (via SamMobile) the recycled Note 7 will be available in South Korea from three carriers this June.
Branding and pricing are still being negotiated, but the handset will reportedly go on sale as the Galaxy Note 7 R with a price tag of around 700,000 won. That’s about $620, or 300,000 won ($266) cheaper than the original. Around 300,000 units of the 3 million to 4 million Note 7 phones recalled in the region will reportedly go on sale.
ET News notes that the Note 7 R is said to have a smaller battery than 2016’s Note 7 — 3,200 mAh instead of 3,500 mAh. This is a rumor we’ve heard before, and one that makes sense considering it was Samsung’s difficulty fitting a large enough battery into the original Note 7 that caused the phone to explode in the first place.
This isn’t an official announcement from Samsung, and these details may change. And don’t expect to see refurbished Note 7 phones on sale in the US either. As Samsung said in March: “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.”