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

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

The agency mentioned the Word 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 telephone options elements from these recalled units, in addition to unused elements Samsung has in inventory.

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

It’s considered 400,000 handsets will likely be made out there from Friday. It will likely be priced about 30% cheaper than the Galaxy Word 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 assessments. The Word 7 used three,500 mAh batteries.

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