Samsung will begin selling refurbished Galaxy Note 7 units in South Korea

Posted on Jul 20 2017 - 8:38pm by Brian Atkinson

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 that caught fire last year on a plane and forced a recall is being re-launched as the Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition, the company will sell a limited number 400,000 units in the country and it will go on sale on July 7th using parts from unused handsets. The refurbished Galaxy Note 7 is not much different from the standard Note 7, aside from the battery and the price.

The Note FE shares the Note 7’s design, but will have the UX of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, which were unveiled earlier this year. While the Note Fan Edition hardware is mostly the similar as the original Galaxy Note 7, Company is using a 3,200 mAh smaller battery that the company claims that has been ‘upgraded with multiple safety designs.’ Samsung is also updating the software on the Galaxy Note Fan Edition so it runs Bixby, the company’s new digital assistant.

Other key features include eye scanner and fingerprint as well as waterproofing.

Otherwise it shares the same specification as the original. It has a 5.7-inch QHD dual-edged display with an octa-core processor, and a 12MP back camera and 5MP front camera. It runs on Android 7.0 and has 4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory, and supports up to 256GB external memory.

The Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition will be going on sale on July 7th this year along with a limited number of four lac unit handset in South Korea and will cost 699,600 won (around $609), that’s around a third cheaper than the standard Note 7. Samsung stated that overseas sales of the smartphone will be decided at a later date. The refurbished unit is launched in four colour variants — blue coral, black onyx, gold platinum, and silver titanium. Along with the device, Samsung will also be offering a cover case in matching color with every Note 7FE device.