Pre-orders now being accepted for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (FE); device goes on sale July 7th
In South Korea, carrier LG Uplus is taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (FE)
South Korean carrier LG Uplus has started taking reservations for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (FE) phablet. The Fan Edition of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is essentially a refurbished version of the device that Samsung pulled off the shelves last year after random units exploded. The only change is the battery, which now has a lower 3200mAh cell instead of the 3500mAh battery that powered the original Galaxy Note 7.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was beloved by many despite the obvious failings it had. But the Samsung Galaxy Note8 is expected to be introduced as soon as next month, which is why the Galaxy Note 7 (FE) is being limited to 450,000 units in South Korea. While Samsung is thought to have taken a hit to the tune of $5 billion on the original device, selling the refurbished model gives the company an opportunity to recover a small amount of the loss.
The Galaxy Note 7 (FE) is expected to be priced at KRW 700,000, which converts into $611.40 USD at today's exchange rates. According to a poster released by LG Uplus, the phone is being launched on July 7th as previously rumored.