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

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

The agency stated the Notice Fan Version would “minimise the environmental affect” 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 elements Samsung has in inventory.

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

It’s considered 400,000 handsets will likely be made out there from Friday. Will probably be priced about 30% cheaper than the Galaxy Notice 7 at round 700,00 Korean received ($615; £472 ).

The units will likely be fitted with three,200 mAh batteries that Samsung says have handed strict security checks. The Notice 7 used three,500 mAh batteries.

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