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Greenpeace crashed a Samsung presentation earlier this 12 months calling on it to reuse Galaxy Be aware 7 components

Samsung is releasing a brand new telephone utilizing components from its Galaxy Be aware 7, which was axed after a battery fault led to some units catching hearth.

The agency mentioned the Be aware Fan Version would “minimise the environmental influence” of its high-profile flop.

The handset will go on sale solely in South Korea on 7 July, with a safer, smaller battery, the agency added.

Samsung stopped production on its iPhone rival late final 12 months after an earlier botched recall and re-release.

About 2.5 million handsets have since been recalled. The brand new telephone options elements from these recalled units, in addition to unused components Samsung has in inventory.

Environmentalists had been placing strain on the agency to reuse Galaxy Be aware 7 elements to scale back the quantity of so-called e-waste.

It’s considered 400,000 handsets can be made accessible from Friday. It will likely be priced about 30% cheaper than the Galaxy Be aware 7 at round 700,00 Korean gained ($615; £472 ).

The units can be fitted with three,200 mAh batteries that Samsung says have handed strict security checks. The Be aware 7 used three,500 mAh batteries.

The Samsung Galaxy Be aware eight, the successor to the unique Be aware 7, is due for launch later this 12 months.