We’ve been aware of this for a while now, but Samsung is releasing a refurbished version of its much-loved Galaxy Note 7, which is aptly called the Galaxy Note 7 FE (Fandom Edition). The news now is we have a definite launch date.
Let’s just assume you already know about Samsung’s misfortunes with the Galaxy Note 7 which we wrote about again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again… So, yeah.
But despite all the negative press, the Korean tech giant felt the need to revive its former best smartphone ever (before the even better Galaxy S8 arrived) — something we’ve been aware of for a while now.
The first signs of this happening was when a refurbished Galaxy Note 7 appeared on a Chinese online store last month. While we can’t confirm if it was indeed legit, we can say with certainty that there is a definite release date for the non-explosive version.
So, what’s different this time around? A smaller battery is apparently installed, along with more efficient components under Samsung’s eight-point battery safety check.
With that in mind, we have a couple more questions: Will this improved version find its way to countries outside of South Korea? And will airlines reassess their rules for bringing the newer Galaxy Note 7 onto planes?
We don’t have the answers yet, but we should be able to learn more once Koreans get their hands on it in a few days.