There have been numerous reports doing rounds regarding the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7, be it about the expected specs, price or even release date.
Up to now, the only detail that Samsung has confirmed is that there will indeed be a refurbished Galaxy Note 7 coming at some point this year, however, we still don’t know the exact specs, features, price and release date. Nonetheless, the many rumors have given us a clue of what to expect, including the name of the phone, which will reportedly be Samsung Galaxy Note FE or rather Fan Edition.
We’ve also heard that the Galaxy Note FE will be priced at about $600 and that it will come with an R symbol on the back to imply that it’s the refurbished variant and not the original model. Now, according to a new report, it appears that the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 will hit the market on July 7, but this will first happen in South Korea, the home of Samsung.
Previous certifications have confirmed that the Galaxy Note FE will be available on the three major carriers in Korea – KT, SKT and LG U+ – priced at 699,600 Won. Apparently, the phone was to be unveiled at the end of this month but the company decided to delay this by a week in order to increase production from 150,000 units to 450,000 units. The report also claims the phone will be priced between 740,000 Won and 760,000 Won.
There are further claims that the Galaxy Note FE will also join the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in shipping with Bixby Assistant on board, but we can’t confirm if the phone will get a dedicated button like the S8 pair. In addition, a separate report has also claimed that this phone will ship with the same color variants as the original Note 7, which include Blue Coral, Black Onyx, Silver Titanium and Gold Platinum.
If this is the case, it will mean the only change could be the rumored 3200mAh battery unit, which will replace the 3500mAh used on the original model.
So far, Samsung has not made an official statement regarding any of these reports, but it’s clear that the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 is nearing its launch.