Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Rumored to be Priced 50% Cheaper

If rumors are to be believed the refurbished version of the recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone will be called Galaxy Note 7R and that it will bear almost half the price of the original iteration. It has been months already since the first rumor emerged that Samsung was planning on resurrecting the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, they just confirmed it a few weeks back. Today new reports are claiming that some markets are to finally see this new version very soon, or at least before the Note 8 is launched in September. 

Unconfirmed reports also say that there will be a slight difference in this Galaxy Note 7R variant, two of the most popular are the phone will be equipped will smaller battery pack, 3200mAh (was 3500mAh), and it will be running on Android 7.0 Nougat right out of the box. The rest is just going to be the same as the original.

It was reported that Samsung recalled over 4 million units of the Galaxy Note 7 last year due to the battery issue, and it is not known yet as to how many of those Samsung plans to resell to the world.

The Investor, a Korean website, posted a report very recently citing a source called Chosun Ilbo, saying that Samsung is expected to release the first wave of the Galaxy Note 7R in South Korea either in late May or early June 2017. The site further reported that "the phone is widely rumored to be priced about 50 percent cheaper than the discontinued Note 7."

PlayfulDroid, on the other hand, recently reported that a listing has been spotted on a China-based online store for the Galaxy Note 7R with a starting price of 3,599 Yuan (about Php26,000). When this device was released in the Philippines in August of last year, it was priced at Php39,990.

These are all unconfirmed reports yet, and nothing is really official and for sure until Samsung itself announces everything. We'll just need to wait a little longer to get more information and finally know what the real deal is surrounding this Galaxy Note 7R.

If everything turns out to be true, including the almost 50% price difference, I think I will hugely consider buying one for myself. Although Galaxy Note 8 is definitely coming out later this year with design most likely very similar to the current Galaxy S8 series, that's gonna be priced astronomically as well. Getting a Note 7R for a much cheaper price that was only released last quarter of 2016, I think is going to be a more practical move for people with limited budget on buying gadgets.

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