Samsung announced just yesterday that it would bring the Note 7 back to life through a refurbishing program. That might’ve elevated your spirits if you were one of the people who held onto their device for dear life, but unfortunately it will do you no good if you live in the US.
In a short statement provided to Reuters, Samsung said it “will not be offering refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices for rent or sale in the U.S.” And that’s all we get – no explanation nor reasoning.
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Given it seemed much of the initial bad press happened in the US, Samsung may not be so keen on trying to bring that device back here – especially given the S8 is due to be unveiled tomorrow. Or maybe there are just regulatory hurdles and expenses Samsung isn’t willing to deal with.
Whatever the case, you’ll have to wait until the Note 8 comes around in America.