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Greenpeace crashed a Samsung presentation earlier this yr calling on it to reuse Galaxy Observe 7 elements

Samsung is releasing a brand new cellphone utilizing elements from its Galaxy Observe 7, which was axed after a battery fault led to some gadgets catching hearth.

The agency mentioned the Observe 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 yr after an earlier botched recall and re-release.

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

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

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

The gadgets will likely be fitted with three,200 mAh batteries that Samsung says have handed strict security exams. The Observe 7 used three,500 mAh batteries.

The Samsung Galaxy Observe eight, the successor to the unique Observe 7, is due for launch later this yr.