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Samsung won’t release a refurbished Galaxy Note 7 in the US

by Josh Levenson | March 28, 2017March 28, 2017 9:00 am PDT

After announcing its plans to recycle recalled Galaxy Note 7 units by salvaging components, extracting precious metals and selling refurbished devices “where applicable,” Samsung told The Verge that they won’t hit the shelves in the US.

“The objective of introducing refurbished devices is solely to reduce and minimize any environmental impact,” said the company. “The product details including the name, technical specification and price range will be announced when the device is available.”

Samsung then went on to add that it “will not be offering refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices for rent or sale in the United States,” though the exact reason for its decision remains unknown.

The name of the handset is subject to change

The statement even suggests that the name of the handset is subject to change, but that’s probably a good thing. After all, the firm’s going to want to shake the negative stigma associated with the Galaxy Note 7 moniker before relaunching an almost identical device.

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