Samsung plans to recycle 157 tonnes of rare metals, including gold, and to reuse as many parts as possible from its recalled Galaxy Note 7s in an attempt to reduce the environmental impact.
Samsung plans to recycle 157 tonnes of rare metals, including gold, from its recalled Galaxy Note 7s, in an attempt to reduce the environmental impact.
The company was forced to launch a 16-billion-euro recall in October last year after it was discovered that the devices were prone to overheating and bursting into flames.
Now Samsung has promised to reuse as many parts of the device as possible, including components such as the camera module, chip and display.
It will also recover metals such as cobalt, copper, gold and silver from components that cannot be reused.
Samsung sold over 3 million Note 7s around the world before it was withdrawn from the market just two months after its global launch.
Now, the world’s largest smartphone maker is trying to move on.
Sales of the flagship Galaxy S8 launched in April have been healthy and a modified version of the Note 7 was launched in South Korea earlier this month as part of the recycling effort.
The Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition uses different batteries from those that caused some handsets to catch fire last year.