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 Note7
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow


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