After confirming that the Galaxy Note 7 will be back on the shelves this year, but without providing any additional details, Samsung made an announcement: the handset will be sold as Galaxy Note FE, according to BGR, and it’s expected to make its debut in the manufacturer’s home country on July 7. As for the availability in other markets, it hasn’t been announced yet.
We’re talking about a limited edition phone here, which doesn’t come as a surprise, considering that these are basically refurbished Galaxy Note 7 units, received from clients. Specifically, the smartphone is made of unopened devices and unused parts, which minimizes the waste of resources.
A very wise decision, from a financial point of view
After the entire battery fiasco, Samsung was asked to recycle all Galaxy Note 7 units, but reselling them is definitely the most cost-effective way of doing it.
Spec-wise, there aren’t many differences, since the Galaxy Note FE is basically the same thing as the Note 7, except the battery, which will have a smaller capacity, of just 3200mAh, according to rumors. Also, it comes with Android 7.0 Nougat on top, customized with the manufacturer’s latest version of TouchWiz, which includes Samsung’s virtual assistant, Bixby.
A new stylus, to be introduced?
Finally, the handset should include the S Pen Plus, but it’s not yet clear if this is a new stylus, which we could see on the Note 8 as well, or just a new feature.
Samsung is expecting to sell 400,000 Galaxy Note FE units in South Korean, while the international sales will be determined at a later date. We don’t know if it will be available in more colors than the original Note 7, but buyers will receive a clear view cover, with the same color as the smartphone.