Jul 3, 2017
Samsung salvages Galaxy Note 7 parts for new phone
Samsung is releasing a new phone using parts from its Galaxy Note 7, which was axed after a battery fault led to some devices catching fire. The new phone features components from those recalled devices, as well as unused parts Samsung has in stock. Environmentalists had been putting pressure on the firm to reuse Galaxy Note 7 components to reduce the amount of so-called e-waste. It will be priced about 30% cheaper than the Galaxy Note 7 at around 700,00 Korean won. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the successor to the original Note 7, is due for release later this year.
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