Jul 27, 2017 | Updated: 07:21 PM EDT

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (FE) Release Confirmed On July 7 With Bixby Onboard

Jun 21, 2017 11:09 AM EDT

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Justin Denison, senior vice president of product strategy at Samsung, speaks during a launch event for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 at the Hammerstein Ballroom, August 2, 2016 in New York City.
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Samsung is said to be working on the successor of Galaxy Note 7, dubbed as Note 8. But along with that the South Korean smartphone maker is also reportedly preparing to launch the refurbished version of the Galaxy Note 7 as Galaxy Note FE, were FE stands for Fan Edition. A recent report surfaced which confirms that Samsung will officially re-launch Galaxy Note FE on July 7.

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Samsung Galaxy Note FE is it seems that set to launch in Korea on July 7, one week later than initially thought. The reason for the delay is that tech giant decided to make more units available - 450,000 compared to the 300,000 it originally planned. That's a 50 percent stock increase so we assume the Korean carriers are confident that they will sell these quite well, GSM Arena reported.

The new Samsung Galaxy Note FE will be launching in select markets. Last year, Samsung recalled over 4 million Galaxy Note 7 units. The refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note FE will first come to Korea and will be sold via three top mobile carriers of Korea.

The report further suggests that the new Galaxy Note FE will be re-launching with Samsung's voice assistant Bixby. That being said, Samsung Galaxy Note FE will be the second phone by the company to come with Bixby after Galaxy S8. 

Report from South Korea also reveals that the new Galaxy Note FE will be much cheaper than the original Galaxy Note 7. The report further notes that the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 FE will be priced around Rs $600. To recall, Galaxy Note 7 was originally announced with a price tag of Rs 59,807. However, Samsung has still not confirmed the pricing details of the device, India Today reported.

The refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 FE, which now carries the moniker of Galaxy Note FE, will have a smaller battery which is 3200mAh. The original Note 7 used to support a 3500mAh battery and rushed production of the device led to faults in the battery going unnoticed. This thing eventually led to the fall out of the device. Considering it is just a 300mAh decrease, battery life shouldn't be drastically affected.


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