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Real-life Galaxy Note 7R (Note FE?) photos pop up: looks just like the Note 7, but has a small identifier

Real-life Galaxy Note 7R (Note FE?) photos pop up: looks just like the Note 7, but has a small identifier
By now, everyone and their dog knows about the Galaxy Note 7 explosive scandal. One of the most anticipated smartphones for 2016 turned out to have a faulty battery design and was recalled en masse because most units were in danger of blowing up.

We used to think that this is the last we would see of the Note 7, but recently, reports started popping up about a limited relaunch for the ill-fated phablet. First dubbed the Note 7R, the resurrected Sammy phone would come with a slightly smaller and guaranteed-to-be-safe battery. It was hinted that it will only be available in some markets, but we don't know which ones yet.

We've seen the purported device before, looking just like any ol' Note 7 would look like, but we haven't really seen its back. Today, a couple of hands-on images — supposedly of the re-launch model — have popped up, showing us the device's front and back.

So, it's a shiny glass-and-metal sandwich — no surprise there, it's pretty much the same phone as the Note 7. The only thing differentiating it is the big letter R, printed on the lower-right side of its back.



Funnily enough, we did get reports that the re-launched phablet will be called the Galaxy Note FE — that's “Fandom Edition”. It made sense that Samsung would try to steer away from the Note 7 moniker and the name sure takes a stab at trying to get self-proclaimed Note fans to want the device. So why is the letter R on the back of this device?

Well, there are a few possibilities. The pictures could be fraudulent or they could be of an older test unit, which was branded with an R. Or the name is not going to be Note FE, but actually Note 7R? Also, it's possible that the Note FE be marked with an R on its back because... it's revised? It's R-rated? We don't know, we'll see. Fingers crossed it's not limited to the Asian markets!

Thanks for the tip, Arvind!

source: DroidHolic

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posted on 29 May 2017, 05:37 16

1. Myphoneisonfire (Posts: 355; Member since: 05 Sep 2016)


Second best phone on the market after the S8+.
The boss is back !!

posted on 30 May 2017, 08:37 1

19. Lumbergh (Posts: 327; Member since: 14 Feb 2016)


This phone looks way better than the S8+

posted on 29 May 2017, 05:49 1

2. Ticklemyfancy (Posts: 207; Member since: 09 Oct 2016)


They've got to price it right to sell off the remaining units . Still a great phone. Hope it won't go boom boom.

posted on 29 May 2017, 06:16 4

3. Soundjudgment (Posts: 133; Member since: 10 Oct 2016)


Uhhh... no. It won't go 'Boom Boom.' Now here, drink from your sippy-cup.

posted on 29 May 2017, 06:21 1

4. ImperialDynamics (Posts: 53; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)


R for Rambo LOL

posted on 29 May 2017, 07:08 2

5. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1339; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Design looks outdated now that I have my S8+... Will look forward to the Note 8 in the coming months.

posted on 29 May 2017, 08:28 5

8. sissy246 (Posts: 4062; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


LOL yeah it does, but still a beautiful phone.

posted on 29 May 2017, 15:56 2

12. Trex95 (Posts: 1124; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Lot of people still prefer hardware buttons instead of on screen buttons. S8/S8 plus sold out around 5 million to date I'm afraid that note 7 going to sell more than that lol.

posted on 30 May 2017, 00:43

15. dreyfus (Posts: 11; Member since: 24 Feb 2015)


Looks way better than S8 (for me). I dislike curved screens in both phones and TVs. Note 7 had so.e curved edhes but they were a little stylish resulting in less geometrical.distortions on the edges. S8 hace those rounded corners, really bad thing... having unnecessary crop on the display. Every window/activity has squared corners so in my opinion that display is not displaying thigs as they should, once because of this cropping and second, the edge's distortions. Bad design!

posted on 30 May 2017, 13:20

20. Vador225 (Posts: 19; Member since: 19 Jun 2016)


What? You're wrong, the curved screen of the S8 is exactly the same as the Note 7. All the techs sites talk about that.

" S8 hace those rounded corners, really bad thing... having unnecessary crop on the display. Every window/activity has squared corners so in my opinion that display is not displaying thigs as they should, once because of this cropping and second, the edge's distortions. Bad design!"
Again you're wrong.There is no crop on the display, No The display showing things as they should, squared corner or rounded don't matter. You can see all the tests made all around internet there no such issue. The only issue right now with the screen of the S8 and S8 plus is the 18,5:9 ratio which most applications have not yet adopted and some have black bands at the top and bottom because they do not all work the length of the display; that's all.

posted on 29 May 2017, 07:49 2

6. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 2213; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


Note fe (fire edition?).

posted on 30 May 2017, 00:44 5

16. Myphoneisonfire (Posts: 355; Member since: 05 Sep 2016)


PlasticSh!t , your jokes are just like your name. full of sh1t.
How LAME are you?

posted on 30 May 2017, 00:46

17. Myphoneisonfire (Posts: 355; Member since: 05 Sep 2016)


your so DUMB ! Using 10 month old jokes again and again. how DUMB!

posted on 29 May 2017, 08:11 1

7. iDroidPhony (Posts: 40; Member since: 21 Sep 2016)


R for Recycled?

posted on 04 Jun 2017, 21:11

21. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14611; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Refurbished is still a word you know...right?

posted on 29 May 2017, 08:56 4

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 25040; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The beast is back.

posted on 29 May 2017, 10:13

10. Zylam (Posts: 1128; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Why are they doing this? They want to remind people of the disaster that put a dent in their quality?

They need to let just let this thing die. Samsung needs to stop making 800 models a year and focus on a few models with quality support and decent design.

posted on 29 May 2017, 12:24 1

11. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


If there's indeed a 3500 mAh Exynos variant (in conjunction with a 3200 mAh version, as rumors suggest), would proudly grab it if the Note 8 disappoints...

posted on 29 May 2017, 16:01

13. Trex95 (Posts: 1124; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


I think the battery only 3000 mAh not sure!. Smaller battery less heat noticed that on my pervious G5 with 2800mAh.

posted on 29 May 2017, 18:39

14. jeroome86 (Posts: 2126; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Note 7. Refurbish.

posted on 05 Jun 2017, 06:09

22. hazard1 (Posts: 82; Member since: 11 Feb 2017)


Well, if it did make it stateside, I would be happy to try it. But that's not likely.

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