The refurbished edition of the Galaxy Note 7 will be released in Malaysia later this month, Samsung Electronics said in a statement.
Samsung said Galaxy Note 7, refurbished due to batteries catching fire while being recharged, will be released in Malaysia on 25 October for MYR2,599 (USD616.
The device is now named Galaxy Note FE. Samsung released the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 in South Korea months earlier.
The South Korean tech giant said it does not have plans for the overseas release of the Galaxy Note FE in other countries. Galaxy Note FE has all the features of the Galaxy Note 7 but with a smaller battery capacity to address the safety concerns.
The Galaxy Note 7 was withdrawn from the market last year following reports of the battery catching fire while being recharged. Airlines also do not allow passengers to hand carry Galaxy Note 7 while on flight.
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (KRX:5930)’s stock was up 0.29 percent in today’s trading at the Korea Exchange to close at 2,740,000 a share. Samsung’s stock has been gaining this week on expected record third-quarter memory chip profit. – BusinessNewsAsia.com