Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Nears Release as European and Korean Variants Get Wi-Fi Alliance Certification

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

We’ve heard a lot about the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7, but we still don’t know the exact details about the release date of the phone.

About a month ago, the refurbished Galaxy Note 7, which some sections are adamant that it will be called Samsung Galaxy Note 7R, appeared on the Wi-Fi Alliance with model number SM-N935S. Looking back at how Samsung gives model numbers to its devices, it was easy to associate this model with South Korea’s SKT carrier.

Now, the same Wi-Fi Alliance has just cleared another set of Samsung Galaxy Note 7R handsets with model numbers SM-N935F, SM-N935K, and SM-N935L. Similarly, it’s possible to associate these model numbers with specific markets, where the SM-N935F variant will be heading to Europe, while the SM-N935K and SM-N935L variants will be sold locally via South Korea’s KT and LGT carriers, respectively.

In short, the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be sold in South Korea via the three major carriers as well as make an appearance in Europe, but it probably won’t be sold in all European markets. Like the SM-N935S variant that appeared before, these three variants are also powered by Android 7.0 Nougat, but the listing doesn’t give us any other details regarding the specs and features of the phone.

On the brighter side, the many rumors we’ve heard about the Galaxy Note 7R have given us a clue of what this phone could come with. Most of the specs and features used on the original Galaxy Note 7 will be retained, among them, a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with curved edges and QHD resolution, an Exynos 8890 SoC or Snapdragon 820 SoC paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB of expandable storage.Samsung Galaxy Note 7R


The cameras (12MP+5MP) and iris scanner will remain in place and so will the front-mounted fingerprint scanner. Furthermore, the S Pen should also keep its place alongside a USB-C port and 3.5mm audio jack, but it’s the battery capacity that has been rumored to be taking a cut from 3500mAh to 3200mAh, which is still not bad at all, especially considering that the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 has an even smaller 3000mAh unit on board.

Not so long ago, it emerged that the release of the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 could take longer than expected. Apparently, the main reason for the delay is so as the phone can be thoroughly examined and verified for use, with the responsible authorities keen to avoid a repeat of what happened with the original model. But with this Wi-Fi Alliance certification, it’s an indicator that the release is not so far away.

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