The phones' display modules, memory chips, camera models and other components will be separated from the Note 7 for sale or recycling
In this Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 file photo, a man holds a Samsung's latest Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after dipping it in water to test its waterproofing features at a roadshow booth outside a shopping mall in Beijing. Samsung will recall all Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold in mainland China, amounting to around 191,000 units, China's product safety regulator said Tuesday, Oct. 11 in another setback for the tech giant in the world's largest smartphone market. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File), photo: AP/Andy Wong, File
18 of July 2017 13:09:04
SEOUL – Samsung Electronics plans to recover gold and other metals and components from recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to reduce waste.The South Korean company said Tuesday that it expects to retrieve 157 tons of gold, silver, cobalt, copper and other metals from millions of smartphones that were recalled and discontinued last year after their batteries were found to be prone to catching fire.It didn't say how it would use the retrieved metalsThe phones' display modules, memory chips, camera models and other components will be separated from the Note 7 for sale or recycling, Samsung said in a statement.