Samsung is said to launch the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 next month. While the launch date for the refurbished model had already been revolving through rumours, reports now confirm that the new refurbished Galaxy Note 7 will be named as Galaxy Note 7 FE (Fandom Edition), and will be launched on July 7 in South Korea. Further reports claim that the new Fandom Edition will be identical to the earlier launched Note 7, and only the internals of the device will change including the battery. Reports also suggest that Samsung is planning to ship as many as 4,00,000 Galaxy Note 7 FE smartphones in South Korea. The reports show no clear mention of the Note 7 FE releasing in other markets.
However, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 FE will be a bit cheaper than the original Note 7, as per the reports. The original Note 7 was launched at $850 (Roughly Rs. 60000), whereas the new refurbished, Galaxy Note FE will be priced at 7,00,000 South Korean won (Roughly Rs. 40000).
It is also reported that the software on the refurbished version won’t be outdated instead it is said to run Android Nougat. Besides, the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 is tipped to come with Bixby on board and feature an improved S-Pen.
Samsung had to recall the Galaxy Note 7 model after some of it units caught fire while charging. A subsequent probe by the company along with three industry organisations concluded that the battery was the cause behind Galaxy Note 7 devices explosion. The debacle cost the South Korean tech giant ‘billions of dollars’ and even ‘hammered’ its reputation. AFP reports that around million Galaxy Note 7 devices were returned to the company.