Wi-Fi certification shows that Samsung might update Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition to Android 9 Pie

Wi-Fi certification shows that Samsung might update Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition to Android 9 Pie
Hey Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition owners, how bowled over would you be if your phone was updated to Android 9 Pie? Well, it could happen. According to SamMobile, seven Galaxy handsets have recently received new Wi-Fi certifications from the U.S. based Wi-Fi Alliance. The certifications were new, dated November 12, 2018, and showed all seven phones running on Android 9.0.

The seven models listed by the Wi-Fi Alliance included these handsets:

Samsung plans on offering beta versions of the Android Pie update, along with its new One UI, to Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ owners in the U.S., Germany and South Korea in just a couple of days. The final versions are expected to be pushed out in January to the company's 2018 flagship phones, which also includes the Galaxy Note 9.

The Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition (FE) was born out of the two recalls that took the Galaxy Note 7 off the market in 2016 following several explosions. The phone, made up of unused and recycled Galaxy Note 7 parts, featured mostly the same specs used on the Galaxy Note 7, albeit with the Snapdragon 821 replacing the Snapdragon 820 chipset. A 3200mAh battery replaced the defective 3500mAh batteries used on the recalled units, and the Fan Edition model of the Galaxy Note 7 is equipped with the Galaxy S8 UI, giving it access to Bixby.

The Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition exists because the Galaxy Note 7 was heading toward record sales before the two recalls. Despite the explosions, many owners refused to comply with Samsung's offer to replace the units with any Samsung phone. This occurred even while Samsung was remotely shutting down the ability of the battery on the Galaxy Note 7 to recharge fully.

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Good job Samsung for updating the explosive phone ever.

2. maherk

Posts: 6873; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It's called the Fan Edition, so Samsung should award those who put their faith into the company and make sure they not only receive Android Pie, but hopefully the next version as well.

5. perry1234

Posts: 645; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

True !

3. miketer

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

This was one good looking phone that year.

4. adibuyono

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

I don't believe that note 7 will receive the update. It's happened all the time. Samsung mobile always give a false hope. This happened few times as I recalled. There are numerous leaks that show us lollipop for note 2, and oreo for s6 and note 5. Also, their specific region samsung mobile confirmed those updates before, which ended up null

6. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

my s5 Neo got Nougat, came from kitkat. so why not. And consider they've been better with updates, not faster, but better with updates for sure. Also, they listen to fans more than some other companies does, so you'll def. see the S7 series with pie.

7. mr.joosue

Posts: 54; Member since: Nov 06, 2017

One of the best phones of 2016

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