Samsung confirmed on Monday that it is considering selling or renting refurbished versions of the Galaxy Note 7 phone it recalled last year over their potential to catch fire. The devices won't be sold in the U.S. and may have a new name. The Korean phone maker will also work to recover and recycle materials from phones not used as refurbished devices.
What it means: Samsung must be pretty certain that its investigation fully uncovered the battery-related issues causing the phones to ignite.
Why bother? Despite the reputation and other risks associated with such a move, Samsung's move could keep more electronic waste out of landfill and salvage a fraction of the lost revenue caused by the massive recall.