Hot on the heels of the upcoming Galaxy S8 unveiling, Samsung today issued a statement that outlines how the Korean company plans to handle the recalled Galaxy Note7 devices. The first and interesting way Samsung suggests that the Galaxy Note7 could be relaunched in the market as “refurbished phones or rental phones”.
The key phrase in Samsung’s statement is “shall be considered” because the return of the phone depend on Samsung’s discussions with the authorities and most importantly, carriers and consumer demand. If there’s a lukewarm or negative feedback, the possibility of Galaxy Note7 returning is as good as nothing.
Samsung is also looking to salvage the components like semiconductors and camera modules, which Samsung says, can be used for test devices and extract important metals like copper, nickel, gold and silver by utilising eco-friendly companies specialising in such processes.