Earlier this week, the Wi-Fi Alliance cleared the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 for two markets – Europe and South Korea.
Prior to this, the phone had also passed through the Bluetooth SIG for certification. At the SIG, the confirmed refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 carried model number SM-N935F, which is a European variant. Now, at the Wi-Fi Alliance this week, three variants were cleared with model numbers SM-N935F, SM-N935L, and SM-N935K. Where the last two are for South Korean carriers LGT and KT, respectively, the third model number is, once again, for the European region.
Towards the end of April, the Wi-Fi Alliance also cleared another variant of the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with model number SM-N935S. Like the SM-N935L and SM-N935K variants that have just been cleared, this SM-N935S variant is for the local Korean market and is to be carried by SKT network.
Other than the model numbers, the Wi-Fi Alliance listings also confirmed that the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will ship with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. In addition, we’ve already heard quite a lot of rumors regarding the specs and features of this phone. While the latest development is still a rumor, it seems more concrete than others thanks to the fact that it gives us more tangible details.
In a new Geekbench benchmark, an alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has just been listed with an interesting set of specs. There are no surprises when it comes to the processor, where the phone has an Exynos 8890 octa-core chipset with a clock speed of 2.02GHz, but you’ll be surprised that the phone has a RAM of 3GB, contrary to the 4GB module that has been trending in the rumor mills. It gets even more interesting when it comes to the software, where the benchmarks reveal the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat instead of the expected Android 7.0.
As far as the specs are concerned, the benchmarks don’t go past this, but we have what could be our first look at the first benchmark scores of the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The phone recorded a single-core score of 882, which is not really impressive. But considering that this might just be an early stage, we can expect some improvements towards the end. For the multi-core test, the Note 7 made some amends and managed a much better score of 3358.
We’ve heard before that Samsung might consider selling the refurbished Note 7 at a cheaper price than the original model. With claims of a smaller 3200mAh battery unit and now a smaller 3GB RAM showing up, things are now beginning to add up as far as the reduced price tag is concerned.
Once again, this latest development is not something to be completely trusted and for now, take it as you would do for any other rumor. Nonetheless, we expect to see the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in the coming weeks, probably next month. We’ll keep you updated.