We haven’t heard much about the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 phones since Samsung confirmed its plans to sell the device. Today more details of the phone and its release may have leaked out.
Samsung is planning to launch the Galaxy Note 7 FE in South Korea on July 7th, say sources speaking to the Wall Street Journal. The “FE” in the device’s name is said to stand for “Fandom Edition.”
It’s expected that Samsung will have at most 400,000 Galaxy Note 7 FE phones available for the three major South Korean carriers. Pricing will reportedly be below 700,000 KRW ($614 USD).
Samsung is said to have a “modest” amount of Galaxy Note 7 FE units available for other unannounced countries. Samsung has said that it won’t sell the Note 7 FE in the U.S., so Note fans there will just have to keep waiting for the Galaxy Note 8.
It’s kind of strange to see Samsung going through with relaunching the mess that was the original model and its battery issues that caused several units to catch fire. Plus, Samsung is rumored to be cooking up a Galaxy Note 8 that’ll debut in the coming months. But maybe Samsung just has some leftover Note 7 units that it wants to offload, and it figures that it can offer them as a more affordable option to the new Note 8.
Would you buy a Galaxy Note 7 FE if it were offered in your country?