Samsung's flaming Galaxy Note 7 has been recycled as the Note Fan Edition in South Korea after that giant recall

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The Note 7 has been recycled for a new device - without the flaming battery (Source: Getty)

Back with a whimper and not a bang, Samsung's infamous exploding Galaxy Note 7 is back on the shelves.

The smartphone which ended up costing the tech company billions after a global recall due to its battery catching fire has been dusted off, repurposed and most importantly, fire tested.

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The refurbished Note 7 is now the Galaxy Note Fan Edition, taking parts recycled from the recalled devices and brand new batteries have been added.

It goes on sale in South Korea only, for the moment at least, at around two thirds of the price of the original doomed handset.

Samsung said the Fan Edition was to "minimise the environmental impact" of the recall of around 2.5m devices. Environmentalists rejoice.

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