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

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (FE) is now official

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (FE) is now official


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)

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posted on 02 Jul 2017, 20:45 2

1. Tariq123 (Posts: 171; Member since: 15 May 2016)


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

posted on 02 Jul 2017, 23:34 10

14. Lumbergh (Posts: 318; Member since: 14 Feb 2016)


Samsung and kind gestures don't mix.

posted on 03 Jul 2017, 00:02 3

18. MrShazam (Posts: 292; Member since: 22 Jun 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.

posted on 02 Jul 2017, 23:45

15. dimas (Posts: 2525; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


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

posted on 02 Jul 2017, 23:48 7

16. Lumbergh (Posts: 318; Member since: 14 Feb 2016)


Old note users returned their grenades for replacement grenades.

posted on 04 Jul 2017, 09:37 1

34. M.O.A.B (Posts: 245; Member since: 13 Feb 2015)


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

posted on 02 Jul 2017, 20:45

2. Foxgabanna (Posts: 249; Member since: 11 Sep 2016)


Why but now S7 Edge?

posted on 02 Jul 2017, 20:49

3. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1320; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Looks outdated now but still a beast in it's own right...

posted on 02 Jul 2017, 20:51 8

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 24899; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


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

posted on 03 Jul 2017, 01:26 2

20. Flash (Posts: 1423; Member since: 19 May 2017)


We get it, Darkkmite. You LOVE the Note.

posted on 03 Jul 2017, 01:35 8

21. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3575; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


We get it Flesh, you hate life

posted on 03 Jul 2017, 01:59 11

23. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2974; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


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

posted on 03 Jul 2017, 05:30 1

28. darkkjedii (Posts: 24899; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


LMAOOOOO! I'm dead lol.

posted on 02 Jul 2017, 21:03

5. clarity (Posts: 14; Member since: 19 Jun 2017)


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

posted on 02 Jul 2017, 21:14 13

6. Alan01 (Posts: 444; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


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

Regards,
Alan

posted on 02 Jul 2017, 22:34 2

11. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3814; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


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.

posted on 03 Jul 2017, 13:55

33. SaiVarun (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Jul 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?

posted on 02 Jul 2017, 21:36 5

7. iawbt (banned) (Posts: 3; Member since: 02 Jul 2017)


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

posted on 02 Jul 2017, 21:57 8

8. miketer (Posts: 256; Member since: 02 Apr 2015)


Ow... Anyone left that we can trust?

posted on 02 Jul 2017, 22:06 3

9. Cyberchum (Posts: 749; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Yeah, which company, then, should we patronize?

posted on 02 Jul 2017, 22:41 2

12. Papa_Ji (Posts: 355; Member since: 27 Jun 2016)


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

posted on 02 Jul 2017, 23:05 1

13. iawbt (banned) (Posts: 3; Member since: 02 Jul 2017)


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

posted on 03 Jul 2017, 02:00 6

24. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2974; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


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

posted on 02 Jul 2017, 22:10 1

10. Podrick (Posts: 1142; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


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

posted on 02 Jul 2017, 23:59 1

17. gigicoaste (Posts: 157; Member since: 21 Feb 2016)


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

posted on 03 Jul 2017, 00:14

19. MrShazam (Posts: 292; Member since: 22 Jun 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.

posted on 03 Jul 2017, 02:49

25. Michigan (Posts: 141; Member since: 19 Nov 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.

posted on 03 Jul 2017, 03:42

26. sunnyfpy (Posts: 132; Member since: 12 May 2013)


Offer free battery replacement after one year use!

posted on 03 Jul 2017, 04:46

27. andynaija (Posts: 982; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Unnecessary.

posted on 03 Jul 2017, 05:58

30. LumiaLover (Posts: 194; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


OMG...look at those bezels

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