Samsung Galaxy Note 7R Reportedly Selling in China Ahead of Launch

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7R Reportedly Selling in China Ahead of Launch

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Highlights

  • Samsung earlier confirmed to start selling refurbished Galaxy Note 7
  • It is currently being sold in China as Galaxy Note 7R
  • It is priced in a range of CNY 3,599 - 3,999

Samsung's plans to relaunch its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in refurbished versions are moving ahead steadily. A recent report tipped that the refurbished units of Galaxy Note 7, dubbed as Galaxy Note 7R (R for refurbished), will be sold at half the price of the original. While this information is still to be officially confirmed, a Chinese e-commerce website has reportedly listed the Galaxy Note 7R on sale at a price range of CNY 3,599-3,999 (roughly Rs. 33,540 - Rs. 37,300).

According to the earlier report, Samsung is mulling bringing its ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 back into the market at a price as low as $440 (roughly Rs. 28,300). Coming to the listing that has popped up on a Chinese e-tailer, and reported by My Drivers, the smartphone selling looks identical to the original Galaxy Note 7.

Unlike previous reports however, which tipped the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 would back a 3200mAh battery, the retailer appears to be listing two separate battery variants. Apart from the 3200mAh variant, there is a 3500mAh version - the same size as the original. According to the report, the 3500mAh battery being used is a modified, small-volume version of the original battery, GSMArena notes. The 3200mAh battery variant will be sold in the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the report notes.

Talking about the company's official statements, those are limited to just a time frame, which could be some time before the Galaxy Note 8 launch later this year. All other specifications are rest as the original Galaxy Note 7.

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