After the debacle of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 due to explosive battery last year, the company called back all sold and stocked Note 7 phones to test and know the cause of explosion. It took Samsung some time to come up with a technical justification of the battery explosion. Regardless, a recent Korean report says, Samsung is set to sell its refurbished discontinued 2.5 million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smart phones soon.
Previously, the factory battery capacity in Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was 3500mAh. But, it seems that Samsung will sell the remaining 2.5 million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 refurbished phones with smaller batter capacity: 2500mAh or 3000mAh maximum.
However, due to legal obstructions put on the sale of Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is limited to sell the refurbished remaining Note 7 Smart phones outside US and European markets. According to Korean report, the attractive market that Samsung plans to sell its remaining units maybe in India or Vietnam.
Technically, Samsung aims to minimize the economic loss by selling 2.5 million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 at a reduced price. Plus, after the battery debacle, Samsung lost a good amount of its users’ support for Note series Phablets. In order to gain back the trust and support from loyal customers, Samsung plans to sell the Galaxy Note 7 at reduced price.
By selling the refurbished and stocked 2.5 million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phablets, Samsung will narrow down the loss gap it suffered last year. Additionally, this move will also help Samsung to get rid of the millions of phones.
The core flaw was in the battery structure design; third party investigation tells that design is irrational; it is very easy for positive and negative to accumulate resulting in short circuit. Samsung has been aware of the reason for Note 7 explosion, but they avoided external details to public without knowing it for sure.