ccording to a newly leaked report, refurbished Samsung phones will soon be relaunched on the market at a lower acquisition price.
The report comes from an anonymous source claiming to be close the company. While currently at the level of speculation, the information should be taken with a grain of salt.
According to the report, the refurbished Samsung phones are those gathered by the company through its return and update programs.
The idea caters to Samsung fans and users who cannot easily afford the manufacturer’s last generation of smart devices.
As of yet, it is still unknown when the refurbished Samsung Phones will be hitting stores, or what their pricing range will be.
Normally, any device taking part in the program will be carefully monitored before re-packaging to ensure the best quality customer service. We expect that the warranty duration for refurbished Samsung phones will be slightly shorter than usual with no option to extend the warranty duration.
The Hidden Market for Refurbished Samsung Phones
Once launched, the service may see a swift spike in popularity. Samsung products proved to be reliable over time, with price and availability being the only two major drawbacks.
Officially refurbished Samsung phones also have the potential of becoming a solid shopping trend. Several small companies provide a similar service where they buyout still operational devices from users. In this case, the devices need to have their original packaging, warranty, and accessories. The device also needs to be fully operational and have an almost pristine appearance. Apart from these high resale demands, the devices can only be sold with their remaining warranty and an additional short duration warranty offered by the company itself.
With Samsung spearheading the process, they have the possibility of properly evaluating the refurbished Samsung phones. Samsung can then replace any physical or defective components, such as the screen or battery. Finally, the company has the option of fully repackaging the product with any accessories necessary.
Refurbished Samsung phones will have a reduced warranty because they are not actually new products. Even though they should be looking and behaving just like never used devices, the truth is that each user places a certain level of stress and usage on a technical device.
The device was used for a certain determinable duration. However, the way it was used cannot be easily determined. As such, the refurbished Samsung phones generally issue a greater risk of breaking down faster. While they are definitely not the best long term solution, Samsung’s devices will help users keep up with technological trends.