Samsung will receive 157 tons of metals for disposal Note 7

Samsung released the restored flagship Galaxy Note Fan Edition to minimize damage to the environment when disposing of the Galaxy Note 7. Of the 4.3 million recalled vehicles on the market will return only a small portion, and of the remaining instances, the company plans to extract 157 tonnes of valuable metals.

Samsung released the restored flagship Galaxy Note Fan Edition to minimize damage to the environment when disposing of the Galaxy Note 7. Of the 4.3 million recalled vehicles on the market will return only a small portion (confirmed 400 thousand smartphones for South Korea), and the remaining instances, the company plans to extract 157 tonnes of valuable metals.
For reuse

Part of the key components in the smartphone including OLED displays, camera modules and memory chips, Samsung will leave for repair of released devices. The rest will be sent to a recycling company electronics. The resulting metals (copper, cobalt, silver, gold and others) can be used in the production of new devices. Figure 157 tons of looks more than impressive, however, Apple for the entire 2015 got out the old iPhone and Mac as much as 27.8 thousand tons of materials, including nearly a ton of gold. It is unlikely companies will be able to capitalize on this, because environmentally friendly disposal of electronic waste is not cheap.

By the way, the organizers of the Olympic games 2020 in Tokyo are planning to cast medals from metal obtained during the processing of old equipment.
The cost of failure

According to experts, due to the Galaxy Note 7 review the manufacturer lost about $5.4 billion profit, but that does not stop Samsung for the second consecutive quarter of record financial results (not least due to the semiconductor business).

Sources: Samsung, Reuters