Samsung has done well to come back from its burning Note 7 tragedy and so far it appears to be doing exceedingly well with its Galaxy 8 and 8+ pre-orders. But the Korean giant has not stopped at that. Perhaps to prove a point, the company is about to re-launch the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in a new avatar with a smaller sized 3200mAh battery. Though it is not clear when this would happen exactly, there have been leaked information and images of the reworked phone.
Most of the leaked information appears to have come from Vietnam, where Samsung has an assembly unit for its phones. Apparently, the company felt that leaving the entire stock of the unsold handsets, as it is, could lead to an environmental hazard. And since the battery was clearly identified as the reason behind the phones catching fire, the company has decided to replace the battery with a slightly lower 3200mAh (against 3500mAh) and also change many other components, except probably the cameras and the processors, which can be used out of the phones recalled and lying with the manufacturer.
The information being received also confirms that Samsung will not want to take any more risks and that the phones will be thoroughly tested and only then released into the market.
It is also rumoured that the new Note 7 will feature the latest Android 7 (Nougat) and the company may pick and choose the markets to sell this refurbished phone. India might be one of those cost-conscious markets which will see these phones being sold. The company will obviously fix the price of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 at a much lower level than the original rates (USD 850) at which they were launched.
The most interesting aspect though would be how airport security will approach this issue. As of now, there are clear announcements that Galaxy Note 7 phones are not allowed on board. What will be the scenario when the new and refurbished phones of the model are carried by passengers?
One needs to wait and watch. One also has to add here that till now there is no official communication confirming any of these rumours and leaked images or a denial either.