When a company sells and then recalls a product that has clocked over 3 million units in sales, it becomes an important task to recycle it properly. Samsung has now laid down the plans on how to dispose of the Galaxy Note 7 and its materials in a responsible manner.
For the unopened Galaxy Note 7 and unused parts, Samsung has started selling the Galaxy Note FE in South Korea. However, for the recalled phones, the company will start recycling parts or possibly reuse them. For instance, components like OLED display, RAM, SoC and camera module will be separated and be used as service parts for the compatible phones that come in for repairs or sell them.
Moreover, Samsung will also recover up to 157 tonnes of important rare metals like gold, silver, cobalt, and copper by extracting them from various parts.
The Galaxy Note 7 recall last year cost Samsung a whopping $5.7 billion.