Samsung has officially started selling its refurbished Galaxy smartphones in the US. The page called called ‘Samsung Certified Pre-Owned Phones and Refurbished Products’ is already live online with discounts up to $265. Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy S5 are listed on the company’s site. Samsung claims, the smartphones have been completely refurbished by company’s engineers, plus they come with new headphones and charger. The company is offering one-year warranty on its refurbished smartphones. Samsung’s carriers include AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile.
Samsung is offering a discount of $200 on Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy Note 4. The discounts vary from carrier to carrier. Samsung Galaxy S5 is listed for $150 less, and there’s a discount of $130 on Galaxy S4. However, there’s no EMI options listed for users purchasing refurbished Galaxy smartphones. This means users will need to pay the whole amount, while buying.
According to a Reuters report, which appeared in August, Samsung plans to sell high-end refurbished smartphones in South Korea as well. “The South Korean technology firm is looking for ways to sustain earnings momentum after reviving its mobile profits by restructuring its product line-up,” it said.
Apple also sells refurbished smartphones and Mac devices in several countries including the US. The Cupertino giant sought to sell its refurbished products in India as well. Apple CEO Tim Cook told IndianExpress.com said that the pre-owned iPhones will help them reach customers who really want an Apple device, “but can’t reach that point”. However, the company didn’t get the nod from Indian government.