Report: Samsung to Relaunch Note 7 as Note FE on July 7
Note 7 has been in the news since launch. Initially it was highly acclaimed, until it started exploding and soon the attention changed it’s focus to how unsafe the device was. Samsung had to recall all the sold units as a safety measure. We have been hearing that the Note 7 shall come back as a refurbished version for months now.
According to a report by Etnews, the smartphone will go on sale in South Korea on July 7. It is highly likely that the Samsung Galaxy Note FE will have a limited distribution and supply. According to inews24’s report, the South Korean electronics giant will only sell 300,000 to 400,000 units of the handset. Most of these units will be sold by South Korean carriers KT and SK Telecom, which together will sell up to 280,000 units of the Samsung Galaxy Note FE. Despite being a refurbished device, the smartphone will still retail at a hefty price of 732,000 Won ($650).
It’s safe to assume that the Galaxy Note FE will house almost identical internals to the Galaxy Note 7, meaning it should have a 5.7-inch display, an Exynos 8890 CPU and 4GB of RAM, though it’s said to pack a smaller 3,200mAh battery.
In addition to the release date, the report also claims that the Note FE will have Bixby on board. If true, this will make it the second smartphone to feature Samsung’s digital assistant, with the first one being the Galaxy S8. The handset is also expected to sport the same design, with the main difference being a big ‘R’ symbol on the back to indicate that it’s a refurbished unit.