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Samsung: Refurbished phones program next year?

Is Samsung working on a second hand-smartphone program?
Is Samsung working on a second hand-smartphone program?
Samsung could start selling refurbished high-end-smartphones next year, a Reuters-report suggests. It is unclear whether this program will launch in western markets or be limited to developing countries.
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According to a person with direct information about this matter, Samsung could start up a refurbished phone program as early as next year, a Reuters report suggests. The South Korean manufacturer could source the phones, mostly high-end-devices from its Galaxy S- and Galaxy Note-lineup, from subscription-programs it is running in countries like the US or South Korea. At this point in time it is unclear whether Samsung is going for a global or local strategy. It would most certainly make sense to offer refurbished phones in countries where many people cannot afford the high-end smartphone lineup. However, even in western markets, some people might be very interested in buying last year's top of the line-Galaxy smartphone with a fresh battery and full warranty. 

Apple is offering a similar program in the US, selling a one year old refurbished iphone for 69 percent of the original price. However, Android smartphones rarely sell at the official price point, especially one year after its launch. A refurbished phones program could help Samsung to grow in the global smartphone market and fend off lower cost smartphone manufacturers from China. It could, however, also cannibalize sales from mid-range devices in Samsung's smartphone lineup, Deloitte says.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-samsung-elec-phones-refurbishment-idUSKCN10X0FT?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FtechnologyNews+%28Reuters+Technology+News%29

via: https://www.engadget.com/2016/08/22/reuters-samsung-refurbished-smartphones/

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Alexander Fagot
Alexander Fagot - Managing Editor News - 7738 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2016
As a young tech enthusiast with a history involving assembling and overclocking projects, I ended up working as a projectionist with good old 35-mm films before I entered the computer world at a professional level. I assisted customers at an Austrian IT service provider called Iphos IT Solutions for seven years, working as a Windows client and server administrator as well as a project manager. As a freelancer who travels a lot, I have been able to write for Notebookcheck from all corners of the world since 2016. My articles cover brand-new mobile technologies in smartphones, laptops, and gadgets of all kinds.
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Alexander Fagot, 2016-08-23 (Update: 2016-08-23)