For the last couple of months, news about the resurgence of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been flaring up on the Internet. There were reports that the company is planning on selling refurbished units and rebranding it as Galaxy Note 7 FE.
According to initial reports, only a small subset of the recovered units will be sold back to the market. The first target market will be South Korea, where the phone originated.
Reports from ET News a few months back claim that Samsung will start with the first 300,000 units in South Korea. The reports also said that the Galaxy Note 7 FE might cost somewhere around KWR 500,000 or $450.
A new report from iNews, however, contradicts earlier claims about the refurbished phone. According to new reports, Samsung is prepared to ask consumers around KWR 700,000 or $650 for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 FE.
The official re-release of the phone is still under much talks. Right now, Samsung is still obtaining the necessary permits and certificates for the phone. The company made a few modifications on the original specs of the Galaxy Note 7, starting with the battery.
The original specification calls for a 3,500mAh lithium-ion cell. This time around, Samsung has decided to go for a smaller 3,000mAh in order to prevent battery overheating. As for the bigger Galaxy Note 7 FE, Samsung is expected to use a 3,200mAh version.
A Samsung official stated that the decision about the Galaxy Note 7 FE’s release is still under heavy consideration. The company is yet to make the final decision whether or not the refurbished phones will hit the market. Nevertheless, if it does, the original colour variants will be available to purchase. Furthermore, Samsung will upgrade the OS from Marshmallow to Android 7.0 Nougat. For more updates on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 FE, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.