All through out the previous months, many reports claimed that the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be called Galaxy Note 7R. It seems like Samsung has an even more interesting name for the failed smartphone and it appeals to the hardcore Galaxy Note fans.
Rumor has it that the refurbished phone will be called Samsung Galaxy Note FE. No, the “FE” does not stand for the chemical symbol of iron but instead it stands for “fandom edition.”
Yes. You read that right. The refurbished Note 7 will appeal to the most hardcore Galaxy Note fans out there.
According to ET News, the new name is made to reach out to the Galaxy series. most loyal customers. The phone will be released to the public sometime in the end of June. A senior official from Samsung, the report said, suggests that the Galaxy Note FE will cost around KRW 500,000 or around $445. Unfortunately, the first 300,000 units will be sold almost solely in South Korea at the moment.
The company is still gathering the necessary certifications before it can re-sell the refurbished phone somewhere else. At the moment, the only certifications in place are the safety certificates from FCC and South Korea’s National Radio Research Agency or NRRA. In addition to this, Samsung has also acquire certification from Bluetooth SIG for the phone’s Bluetooth connectivity.
Would-be buyers of the Galaxy Note FE should not expect anything new from the phone; at least apart from the smaller 3,200mAh lithium-ion battery. The phone will still have the same features as the original. Samsung only adjusted the battery size to make it safe for use.
It is also uncertain whether Samsung will update the operating system to the current Android 7.0 Nougat. It should be noted that the phone came out with an Android 6.0 Marshmallow on its release. Another question that needs to be answered is support. Samsung will need to provide security updates as well as firmware updates for the phone to keep it same and relevant.
Samsung is yet to clarify this issue of updates.
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