Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition is updated to Android Oreo

You might remember the Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition. This is the refreshed version of the Galaxy Note 7, the handset that had the nasty habit of exploding. Recalled twice, Samsung finally agreed to take it off the market for good even though many were willing to risk their lives to continue to use the phone. Samsung had to deactivate recalled units that were not sent back. That's how good the Galaxy Note 7 was perceived to be. At the time, it most likely would have been the largest selling Samsung smartphone of all time had issues with the batteries not forced Sammy to pull the model.

In July of last year, months after Samsung deactivated the last of the Galaxy Note 7 units, it unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition. Samsung took some parts from Galaxy Note 7 units that were returned, and some from those that were never sold. It updated the chipset under the hood, replacing the Snapdragon 820 mobile platform with the Snapdragon 821 SoC. It also replaced the 3500mAh battery that was the source of the explosions, with a lower capacity 3200mAh cell. A limited number of Galaxy Note Fan Edition units were produced for purchase in Korea only.

According to a report published today, the Galaxy Note Fan Edition is being updated to Android Oreo. The models receiving the update starting today are the ones produced for LG Uplus and SK Telecom. Other carrier branded versions will be receiving the update soon. Besides the new build of Android, the update includes the April security patch.

source: SamMobile

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Galaxy Note Fan Edition
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 8 Octa, Octa-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh

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20 Comments

1. NateDiaz

Posts: 1089; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Black Note 7 is still the most beautiful Note ever.

2. matistight

Posts: 996; Member since: May 13, 2009

True, I think it looks better than the Note8

5. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

Yeh! was excited so excited about Note7 even i bought phones after it, slim design, big battery with ip68 with new S-pen and stuffed with those specifications was an engineering miracle.

19. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Oh how I miss my Note 7...

3. av911 unregistered

Got my update yesterday. So far, a LITTLE smoother than before. Didn't need to do a clean wipe after. A few settings were reset, nothing major.

4. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Waiting for Note 4 FE !!!! Please Samsung!!!! Noting much needs to be changed, but only newer SoC , newer FPS, and Samsung Pay Everything else could be same as the original Note 4. It would be the BEST SELLER. Even with the same opening price of Note 4. And having, that Samsung don't need to develop or invest anything there- it will bring a huge profit .

6. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1575; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

32Gb storage, 3Gb RAM (maybe it had 4), no wireless charging, no water/dust resistance, etc. I don't think it will sell any where near as well as the original Note 4, and it would cost Samsung money to manufacture all the parts again. Note 7 FE is made from recycled phones. Personally I loved the Note 4, but I never had a need to swap the battery and made no use of the IR blaster, the only 2 features it has going for it.

7. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

While agree that I missed to mention the need of 64Gb(my bad) , I don't agree with your conclusion. Removable back is great for swapping battery, but also to change the back if needed. Try to do it with the new Notes. I loved the 16mp camera too. IR is great feature. And the size of the phone is the optimal. And yes, Samsung have everything to start the production of Note 4 FE. No need to spend money. I would pay $5-600 , and millions of ppl too, for such Note. Bet on, you are not a real Note user .

17. tedkord

Posts: 17388; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Sorry, but it wouldn't sell well at all.

18. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Wrong. It will sell as a hot cake for that price, if upgraded FPS, SoC, 64Gb, Samsung Pay, and even better S Pen software. You don't even know the real Note fans. Even brilliant, the last new Notes are targeting the Apple's base.

20. tedkord

Posts: 17388; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, it won't. The Note 4 was a great phone, but it didn't sell many then, and would sell fewer now. I don't know the a Note fans? I've had the Note 4, Note 5, Note 7 and now the Note 8 as my daily drivers. The Note had been the best phone on the market since the Note 4. I am the Note fan, but this would not sell well today.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31258; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Keep waiting dude. Please don’t hold your breath though.

10. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Well, I know - there is not much hope, when all the OEMs are on this 'sealed phones' track. But it doesn't mean I'm wrong, about this Note 4 Fan Edition! BTW Ppl still buy original Note 4 . The last Note made by the real Note user's(fans) standard. We are talking here about FEdition Notes, right? Samsung ignore us, to hunt for ifans, and to please the ''premium feel'' tech media. LOL Not saying that last Notes are not the best, though!

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31258; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I don’t think they’ll go back that far for a retro release. Note 4 was great though

15. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Well. Apple did it with iPhone 5 refreshment-update. Right?

16. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Note 4 is not that far back in time, outside US. Actually Note 8 came right after Note 4 there.

13. southernzombie

Posts: 357; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

or do, we wouldn't have to deal with his ignorance any more

9. Rager722 unregistered

No S7 Oreo update....

14. southernzombie

Posts: 357; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

they announced sometime in the last week that it was coming soon.

12. DroidDaddyo

Posts: 35; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

I wish phone manufacturers would go back to 16:9 displays. I love my Note FE/7. I sold my Note 8 to Gazelle though because it was just too tall and felt weird in the hand. It also cut off bits of video at the top and bottom or had black bars on the sides. I eventually switched to an iPhone 8 Plus after trying the iPhone X and Razer phone. I still have the Note FE, but it's no longer my daily driver.

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