Samsung is probably having the worst time of its existence. How often does it happen that a company launches a flagship phone which starts exploding all over the world? The firm has to recall the phone, fix it and then return it but it still explodes. As a result, the model has to be discontinued and all the sold devices recalled with the full refund. This is the tragic story of Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Now, a report suggests that Samsung will sell refurbished Note 7 in India and Vietnam.
Refurbished Note 7 on the way
According to The Korea Herald, Samsung will launch refurbished Note 7 in 2017. The news might come as a shock to many because Samsung has already recalled the device and halted the production as well. All this led us to believe that this was the last of Note 7 but it seems like that is not the case after all.
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It appears that Samsung is not willing to let all that money be wasted. They want to get some of it back and they plan to do so by selling the refurbished Note 7 in developing countries like India and Vietnam.
Why refurbished Note 7?
We all know that countries like India, Vietnam etc love mid-range phones. If the refurbished Note 7 is introduced here at a substantially lower price, there are no doubts that it will definitely sell in huge numbers. Think about it, Samsung’s name, Note 7s design and specifications available near around the Rs.30,000 mark. Intimidating, yes?
The Note 7 debacle was probably the biggest mess up in the history. It resulted in Samsung’s reputation being tarnished, goodwill is blown away and drastic plunge in the sales volume of Samsung mobiles.
It is quite possible that Samsung has found an actual working fix to the problem and it is quite obvious for a manufacturer for willing to sell his product instead of dumping it all. Let us face it, though Samsung recalled all the Note 7 devices, not all of them were exploding or problematic.
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Many reports which talked about the millions of dollars in losses to Samsung owing to Note 7 recall also hints at how many pieces were sold worldwide.
At the same time, we cannot be entirely sure of the safety of refurbished Note 7. This is because Samsung attempted to do so earlier too and it failed with flying colours. This means that the move to launch refurbished Note 7 could be a big disaster.
We also cannot be sure how people will react to the refurbished Note 7. Will they love it? Will they stay away from it? What do you think about the whole episode? Give us your views in the comments below!