Despite the ongoing success with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Samsung is ready to give the Galaxy Note 7 a second chance in the coming days, but the specific release date is still elusive.
Towards the end of last month, an official Samsung statement was released confirming that the Galaxy Note 7 will be refurbished and released on some markets, but there’s still no word on the specific markets and release date. The statement came in after previous denial by a Samsung India official that the refurbished Note 7 will be heading to India.
There have been some sections claiming that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will probably be released in markets that had yet to see the phone at the time it was discontinued. But Sammy has yet to mention a thing. Even before this happens, the Wi-Fi Alliance is giving us a clue of when the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 will be here and apparently, it will be accompanied by the original model.
Apparently, the Wi-Fi Alliance has just certified the original and refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handsets with the new Android 7.0 Nougat running the show. As you may know, the original Note 7 came in with Android Marshmallow out of the box and by the time it was discontinued, it had not been updated to Nougat.
The WFA has confirmed two Galaxy Note 7 variants with model numbers SM-N930 and SM-N935S. The former model number is the same as what appeared on the original model while the latter has leaked before and touted as the model number for the refurbished Note 7.
For now, it makes sense that the WFA has certified the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7, but the reason as to why the original Note 7 is set to receive a Nougat update is still unclear. Whether Sammy has plans to completely kill off the phone with this update is still unknown, but it could be possible as it gets ready to come in with a “secure” model of the phone.
We’ll follow up the matter and keep you updated!