Just like Samsung promised, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is coming back as a refurbished product. The company is set to launch it at their home country first (South Korea, the same way they did with the Galaxy S8) in the month of June, however, the exact date is not specified.
As far as pricing is concerned, refurbished products have traditionally come at a lower cost than new ones, Samsung is following this convention by making the Note 7 $255 cheaper than it was initially. The original price was $875, it is now said to cost $620. Well that may seem like a steep price but one has to remember that the device is less than 7 months old since its initial unveiling. It also comes with all the high end features that made it the best android phone of 2016 according to reviewers, the only difference is that it now has a smaller battery. The battery was rumored to be 3200mAh down from 3500mAh. With optimizations of Android 7.0, the new battery might match the endurance of the previous one.
The only other change is that it will bear a different name; Galaxy Note 7R has been suggested. Samsung will start with 300,000 units in South Korea and expand from there. As a reminder, 4 million devices were recalled, so this initial figure is less than a tenth of the total. It is unclear if Samsung will refurbish them all, perhaps that will be determined by the customers reception of the device. We can only hope that they have sorted out all the kinks of the original Galaxy Note 7 this time round.