The fiasco that surrounded the Galaxy Note7 late last year seems to have vanished from the minds of consumers, as evidenced by the early success, and the firm's record number of pre-orders of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. But rather than leave the unpleasantness of the Note7 behind, the firm made a bold move by announcing that they would be bringing it back as a refurbished model. Now, it looks as though those handsets will land in Samsung's home territory first, in the next couple of months.
According to ETNews, the device will come to market, rebranded as the Galaxy Note7R. Samsung has apparently finished its negotiations with major carriers and they will begin to offer the "new" model starting in June. The Note7R will arrive at a cheaper price of around 700,000 KRW, which is approximately $620 USD. This would place it a couple hundred dollars lower than the Note7's initial debut price.
Although details about the device have not been confirmed, we have seen previous leaks that state the battery will be reduced to a smaller 3200mAh unit, and will arrive with an updated OS, most likely Android 7.0 Nougat. Despite all of the issues surrounding the Galaxy Note7, Samsung is still planning to release a successor, the Galaxy Note8, sometime later this year.