The refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is expected to be released early next month. While the rumors have given us an idea of what to expect from the Korean tech giant, the phone has just appeared on benchmarking website Geekbench, revealing the core hardware specs.
Previous reports have suggested that the refurbished Galaxy Note 7, which other sections say will be known as Galaxy Note FE or simply Galaxy Note 7R, will ship with the same hardware specs as the original model apart from one thing – the battery capacity.
Now, according to the benchmarks, these rumors are indeed true. The Galaxy Note FE has been listed with model number SM-N935S, which suggests that this is a South Korean variant heading to the SKT carrier. In terms of specs, the handset has Android 7.0 Nougat running the show alongside an Exynos 8890 octa-core processor clocked at 1.59GHz.
This powerful processor from 2016 is then paired with the same 4GB RAM that was used on the original Galaxy Note 7. If previous reports are to be believed, this phone will ship with a smaller 3200mAh battery unit as opposed to the 3500mAh unit that was used on the Note 7.
Other than these specs, the only other thing we can gather from the benchmarks is the performance scores and it’s true the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 is going to be a beast. The phone clocked a score of 1957 in single-core tests and an impressive score of 6092 in multi-core tests. This shows that the phone will still be as powerful as handsets released in 2017 even though powered by 2016 hardware.