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

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

The agency stated 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 parts from these recalled units, in addition to unused elements Samsung has in inventory.

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

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

The units will probably 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.