Like a phoenix from the ashes: Galaxy Note 7 could be making a comeback

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There are some rumours flying around that Samsung may resurrect the Galaxy Note 7 later in 2017.

The modified version of the device will be sold in emerging markets such as India and Vietnam, according to Hankyung, which report that the move is designed to reduce the financial losses Samsung experienced with the device as well as avoid any potential environment fine.

The refurbished devices are expected to go on sale in June and include many of the old components although the troublesome battery is predicted to be downgraded from 3500mAh to either 3200mAh or 3000mAh.

There were believed to be seven issues found with the Galaxy Note 7 with major problem being traced back to Samsung’s subsidiary Samsung SDI who supplied many of the batteries.

FILE PHOTO: A customer uses his Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 as he waits for an exchange at company's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

FILE PHOTO: A customer uses his Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 7 as he waits for an exchange at company’s headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

It is understood that Samsung recovered 98% of the faulty handsets. The problem is that this leaves Samsung with around 2.5 million unwanted devices and Hankyung say that the firm could face punishment at the hands of South Korea’s Ministry of Environment if they aren’t disposed of properly.

Let’s not forget that before the problems came to light, the Note 7 was expected to be one of the most exciting devices of 2016 and received some excellent reviews.

There’s no word yet on whether the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 handsets will be on sale in Thailand.

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