After lots of rumors and speculations, it’s finally here. The refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be released tomorrow, July 7, as the Galaxy Note FE.
As expected, the phone will go on sale first in South Korea and later on it will be released in other markets that are yet to be confirmed. When the original Galaxy Note 7 was discontinued, it had not reached the Kenyan market. With this in mind, it’s possible that the Galaxy Note FE might be heading this way at some point in the near future.
Samsung Galaxy Note FE (Fan Edition) will start selling in South Korea as from tomorrow following the official unveiling a few days ago. Apparently, the local market will only get a limited number of units – 400,000 – and will be priced at 699,600 Korean Won, which is about $605 or Ksh 63,000. When it breaks cover, the Note FE will be available through KT and SKT carriers in Korea and it will be available in four colors of silver, gold, black and blue.
Despite the name change, the Galaxy Note FE has just about everything that was found on the original Note 7. You’ll come across the same 5.7-inch Super AMOLED Always On Display screen with a QHD resolution, an Exynos 8890 SoC mated with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage, a 12MP camera on the back and a 5MP lens on the front.
The only major changes here are the reduced battery capacity from 3500mAh used on the original model to 3200mAh, but the unit still supports fast charging technology via a USB-C port. The OS running the show out of the box also takes a step up to Android 7.0 Nougat, but the S-Pen, fingerprint scanner and iris scanner keep their places.
Samsung Galaxy Note FE will also follow the same direction taken by the Galaxy S8 and S8+ by coming with support for Bixby digital assistant, but unlike the S8 pair, you don’t get a dedicated button for this feature.
We have no word on when or if the refurbished Note 7 will be coming to Kenya, but if this happens, we’ll let you know. Keep following.