Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 was an ill-fortuned device with a faulty battery that caused multiple devices to explode and it all ended up in a total recall for the Note 7 series, but not too long ago, nearly a year after that unfortunate Note 7 release, Samsung brought back basically the same device and called it the Galaxy Note Fan Edition.
First, one has to understand the whole decision-making process at Samsung following the faulty battery of the Note 7.
“I have been frequently asked about the possibility of abandoning the brand. But we cannot give up on a brand that has been nurtured for years and has loyal customers,” Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh said. “Some of our rivals were initially skeptical about the bigger-screen concept, but now they are following us with their own phablet models. We will continue to lead the segment.”
So it was this vector of thinking that led to the Galaxy Note Fan Edition.
So there you have it: Samsung proved a point with the Note Fan Edition, and the point was that it had checked carefully the reason why batteries failed and now it wanted to confirm that it has the new rigorous testing and safety procedures and it can make the same phone work safely. Of course, if you want its latest and greatest (and are willing to spend a whopping $930), you should be looking at the new Galaxy Note 8.
source: The Investor Korea