The Samsung Galaxy Note 7, explosion references aside, was a truly iconic device, most media houses gave it a near perfect score. Even after the explosion incidences some uses were reluctant to return theirs.
It seems people still want the phone back and Samsung decided to take heed as we had indicated earlier.
The refurbishing plan looks like it is moving on as planned now that actual devices have started leaking. It’s only a matter of time now that stores will start stocking the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
From the leak, we learned a couple of things, the battery is now smaller, 3200mAh down from the 3500mAh of the initial version. It had been reported that the first version of the phone exploded due to faulty battery and tightly packed internal components. This slightly smaller battery solves both problems, it frees up space inside the phone and it’s a revised version without the exploding tendencies.
There was a speculation that Samsung would change the name of the the phone and sure enough there is an indication that this is coming true. The leaked Note 7 has the model number 935 while the initial one was 930, however the new name wasn’t stated.
According to availability, the countries that will have it will be dictated by the local laws and regulations. The USA and India will be among those that won’t be getting it. We got our fingers crossed that it comes to Africa and most importantly that the explosion issues are fully solved this time round.