Ever since Samsung cleared the reasons for battery explosions in the Galaxy Note 7, another rumour started roaming the web saying that the South Korean brand will release the refurbished version of the smartphone and it's mandatory for the company to release a refurbished smartphone. The refurbished Galaxy Note 7 was initially claimed as Galaxy Note 7R, and now it's called as Galaxy Note 7 FE. However, Samsung will launch the device in a limited number.
A new report from Korea states that the Samsung is looking to announce the smartphone early next month. The phone is said to be available for purchase from July 7. The report further states that Samsung planned to release the phone on June 30, but had to delay the launch due to increase in the first batch of shipment units from 1,50,000 to 4,50,000.
The Galaxy Note 7 FE will also be priced aggressively at $620 (approx. Rs. 39,800) in South Korea. The phone will be launched in emerging markets such as India, Vietnam, etc. Samsung already confirmed that the Note 7 FE wouldn't be launched in the US.
Furthermore, Samsung is looking to add the Bixby virtual assistant in the Galaxy Note 7 FE to attract the customers. This news was revealed by a mobile operator in South Korea.
Later on, a Samsung spokesperson told that he couldn't confirm the existence of Bixby in the smartphone, but Samsung “will work in various ways to meet consumer expectations.”
That said, the Note 7 FE is still a steeply priced smartphone, but it is entirely worth the asking price. The original Note 7 arrived with a 3500mAh battery on board, and a defect in the battery manufacturing process forced Samsung to recall the device. And some people in the US are still using the phone.
It's already confirmed that Samsung will shave the battery size in the Note 7 FE. Numerous reports claim that it would be reduced to 3200mAh, which is still a larger battery. Besides the battery capacity, the Galaxy Note 7 FE will be identical to the original Galaxy Note 7 with a 5.7-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 12MP rear camera, and it may be released with Android 7.0 Nougat as the phone has passed through a benchmark site recently.