Refurbished Galaxy Note 7's launch is just around the corner, as the phablet gains FCC's approval

Samsung is not going to drop the Galaxy Note 7 so easily, even though the phablet has been recalled twice before production and sales stopped completely last year. A refurbished version of Samsung's flagship will be launched in select markets in the next couple of weeks, the South Korean company confirmed.

The first country to get the refurbished Galaxy Note 7, also known as Samsung Galaxy Note 7R, is South Korea. Strong evidence that Samsung is gearing up for the launch of the high-end phablet on his own turf is the listing of the refurbished device at FCC (Federal Communications Commission).

Three Galaxy Note 7R variants have been recently granted FCC's approval: SM-N935S, SM-N935K, and SM-N935L. The model numbers listed are a clear indication that the smartphone will be picked by all three major carriers in South Korea: SK Telecom, KT Corporation, and LG U+.

Unfortunately, the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 will not be sold in the United States, Samsung announced two months ago. However, depending on your location, you might be lucky enough to be able to grab the phablet.

Unlike the “explosive” model that packs a 3,500 mAh battery, the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 is expected to include a smaller 3,200 mAh battery inside, which should make it safe enough for customers. There may not be other differences between the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 and the original variant.

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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 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. Phonehex

Posts: 770; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Price it at 500 and you've got a steal !

2. Unordinary unregistered

Lol the name is tarnished. When I was working on Monday a students parent asked me what phone I recommend he buy. I told him the iPhone 7, Pixel, or a Galaxy. The first thing he did was lol and said something along the lines of "ha! So my house can burn down?! no thanks Samsung xD" To the general consumer (which is practically everyone), the Note brand is nothing but bad news now.

4. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That's a pretty huge sample number you got there.

5. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

I agree. Samsung is trying to shoot their own foot if they try to sell Note 7 once again. They have to give Note name more time to heal.

10. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Samsung just wants to be shot in the head, again.

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Samsung just wants to recover some of the loses due to the Note7 fiasco. Is Samsung the only company to have ever done that in this world?

12. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Haven't they had enough profit? Samsung is the only company to have ever done selling a phone that has exploding history. It's still is banned mostly everywhere, not to mention it wont be selling to the US. How can they recover from that?

3. torr310

Posts: 1729; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Samsung probably will disable fast-charge on the Note 7R as well. My S7 Edge doesn't show the option after Nougat update.

6. aman5mathur

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

Well my S6 Edge fast charges. U sure your cable isnt faulty? That happens a lot, ive hot replaced 2 samsung original cables which ultimately hot out of warranty so im using belkin cable now. Try that

7. aman5mathur

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 28, 2014


8. Ozsikhs

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 03, 2015

What fast charge ?? My one still gets charged at QC2.0 speed.

13. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

I don't know if fast charge increases the chance of explosion but a lot people in Samsung forums blame it for decrease battery lifespan. I always turn it off to be safe.

9. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

It's either they sell the phone in a "safer" version or face criticism for disposing reusable products that contain toxic material. Samsung's choices could be that it's either they would sell it again, after all they lost money already and selling these once sold products will not yield them any profit, or just dispose of them and face criticism from almost every environmental group and affect their environmental safety record.

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