Samsung rescues Galaxy Note 7 parts for new phone

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Samsung is planning on releasing a new mobile phone which will be majorly made from its Galaxy Note 7 marred by faulty battery that resulted to the device catching fire .

The Samsung company has noted that the new mobile phone, Note Fan Edition would "minimise the environmental impact" of its high-profile flop.

The new device is expected to hit only south Korean market on 7 July, with a safer, smaller battery, the firm added.

Samsung stopped production on what was presumed to be iPhone rival late last year after an earlier botched recall and re-release.

About 2.5 million handsets have since been recalled. The new phone features components from those recalled devices, as well as unused parts Samsung has in stock.

Environmentalists had been putting pressure on the firm to reuse Galaxy Note 7 components to reduce the amount of so-called e-waste.

It is thought about 400,000 handsets will be made available from Friday. It will be priced about 30% cheaper than the Galaxy Note 7 at around 700,000 Korean won ($615; £472).

The devices will be fitted with 3,200 mAh batteries that Samsung says have passed strict safety tests. The Note 7 used 3,500 mAh batteries.

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