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Last month, Samsung said they will sell the Note 7 as refurbished device, and now according to a report from ET News (via SamMobile) the recycled Note 7 will be available in South Korea after June.

Branding and pricing are still being negotiated, but the handset will reportedly go on sale as the Galaxy Note 7 R with a price-tag of around $620 which is $266 cheaper than the original. Around 300,000 units of the three million to four million Note 7 phones recalled in the region will reportedly go on sale. There is no word if the Note 7 R will reach this side of the Sahara.

ET News notes that the Note 7 R is said to have a smaller battery than 2016’s Note 7 — which about 3,200 mAh instead of 3,500 mAh. This is a rumor we’ve heard before, and one that makes sense considering it was Samsung’s difficulty fitting a large enough battery into the original Note 7 that caused the phone to explode in the first place.

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This isn’t an official announcement from Samsung, and these details may change.  As Samsung said in March: “The objective of introducing refurbished devices is solely to reduce and minimize any environmental impact. The product details including the name, technical specification and price range will be announced when the device is available. Samsung will not be offering refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices for rent or sale in the US.”

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