Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition uses Note 7 hardware and specs, but sports Galaxy S8 UI including Bixby

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition (FE) is official, and is being launched on July 7th. As we told you the other day, South Korean carrier LG Uplus is accepting pre-orders at a price of KRW 700,000 which translates into $611 USD. The latest word is that no more than 400,000 units will be sold in South Korea so that the device doesn't cannibalize the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note8 phablet. Overseas sales are being considered. The original color options, Black Onyx, Blue Coral, Gold Platinum, and Silver Titanium, are available.

There are some small changes from the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. One major difference is the battery, which was the cause of the random explosions that forced Sammy to pull the phablet off of the market last year. The new battery on the refurbished Fan Edition is 3200mAh, which is an 8.5% reduction from the 3500mAh cell employed on the OG Galaxy Note 7. An 8-point safety check makes sure that each cell used for the phone is safe. In addition, the Samsung logo is no longer found under the earpiece, and a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition logo is on the back.

The Galaxy Note 7 (FE) features a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The Snapdragon 821 chipset is under the hood, replacing the Snapdragon 820, with a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of native storage. A fingerprint scanner is on board as is an iris scanner, and the device sports an IP68 certification rating. That means that it can be submerged to as deep as nearly 5-feet of water for as long as 30-minutes and emerge unscathed. The S Pen is included.

The UI for the Galaxy Note 7 FE is the same as the one that is found on the Samsung Galaxy S8 which means it includes an "Always On" function. And while there is no dedicated Bixby button, Bixby can be found on the device.

UPDATE: After reaching out to Samsung, we learned that Samsung is indeed recycling certain Galaxy Note 7 components for the production of the new Note Fan Edition. However, the new phone also includes unused parts, such as those out of phones that never got opened. About Samsung's virtual assistant feature, the Galaxy Note Fan Edition will feature only Bixby Home and Reminders instead of the complete Bixby experience.

source: Samsung (translated)

Related phones

Galaxy Note Fan Edition
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 8 Octa, Octa-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
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 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

i hope old note 7 users get a discount, that would be a kind gesture imo

14. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Samsung and kind gestures don't mix.

18. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Maybe you have your own definition of "kind gestures", but offering customers $500+ worth of gifts and more just for using the device as you already do is a kind gesture in my book.

15. dimas

Posts: 3394; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Old note users return their phones and got replacements, yes?

16. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Old note users returned their grenades for replacement grenades.

34. M.O.A.B

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

not even remotely funny .. this joke is so old grandpa

2. Foxgabanna unregistered

Why but now S7 Edge?

3. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1841; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Looks outdated now but still a beast in it's own right...

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This makes it even better. It's now the Note 7.5.

20. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

We get it, Darkkmite. You LOVE the Note.

21. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

We get it Flesh, you hate life

23. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Not as much as you love your iPhone though, I know you regularly put lube on it.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO! I'm dead lol.

5. clarity

Posts: 56; Member since: Jun 19, 2017

The note 7 has snapdragon 820 or exynos 8890, not the snapdragon 821.

6. Alan01

Posts: 638; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Absolutely true. You speak the truth. But the Galaxy Note 7 FE has a Snapdragon 821 inside. Regards, Alan

11. g2a5b0e unregistered

You also implied that the Always On feature is new to this edition of the Note 7. It's not. The original Note 7 also had it. It's one of the things I missed the most when I had to go back to the Note 5.

33. SaiVarun

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 03, 2017

So the FE has the same battery tech as s8? For which Samsung advertised long battery health? And any word about availability in India?

7. iawbt

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 02, 2017

Aw.... typical Shamesung, keep releasing rubbish to the market just like Sheepple, Microscammed, Scroogle and Crapberry.

8. miketer

Posts: 535; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Ow... Anyone left that we can trust?

9. Cyberchum

Posts: 1099; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Yeah, which company, then, should we patronize?

12. Papa_Ji

Posts: 873; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Nokia....... or may be Xiaomi

13. iawbt

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 02, 2017

Let just say I admit first this account was mean to mock those who hate tech company for the sake of hating it.

24. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Oh you'll love Flash/Mxy/batmite, he hates every single company that isn't Apple.

10. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Atleast this person hates everything equally. Good guy. Equality FTW!

17. gigicoaste

Posts: 460; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

I think people will buy it, especially those which still want FPS on the front instead of some weird place on the back.

19. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Best to wait for the Note 8, and if it dissapoints, then grab the Exynos version of this guy, which should be even cheaper then.

25. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

waiting for the trolls, but even the iPhone 8 en s8 can't pull a good one on this phone, this phone was engineered to be the best, features oh my oh my.

26. sunnyfpy

Posts: 288; Member since: May 12, 2013

Offer free battery replacement after one year use!

27. andynaija

Posts: 1264; Member since: Sep 08, 2012


30. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

OMG...look at those bezels

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