Galaxy Note 7R picked up in China on Taobao
Samsung’s about to release a refurbished version of its Galaxy Note 7 with a smaller battery as not to follow the same design decision that caused cells to explode and a recall or two to be issued. The strategy is to start selling these devices around this time.
But even with a second-tier device, the rumor mill still spins. For one, MyDrivers claims through a retail source that Europe, the US and the Asia Pacific regions could actually see the device for sale with a smaller 3,200mAh battery. Curiously, there’s also a version with a 3,500mAh battery — the same capacity featured on the original Note 7, but in a smaller form factor that is supposedly less prone to breaching design tolerances.
Users will be able to point out a big “R” silkscreened on the bottom of the device’s rear side. How do we know this? Some small retailer in Guangdong on Chinese e-market Taobao is selling some of them for between ¥3,599 ($522) and ¥3,999 ($580).