Screenshots of Samsung Galaxy Note 7R confirm lower capacity juicer and Android 7.0 on board

Screenshots of Samsung Galaxy Note 7R confirm lower capacity juicer and Android 7.0 on board
Yesterday, we told you that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7R had been certified by the FCC. While this often means that a handset is coming to the U.S., that isn't always the case. The original reports had the refurbished version of last year's recalled phablet launching in Vietnam and South Korea. With the company's focus on the already released Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+, and the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8, there really isn't much room for a refurbished Galaxy Note 7 to be marketed in the U.S.

What we can show you today are several screenshots of the Galaxy Note 7R, including one that lists the 3200mAh battery inside the device. That is an 8.6% decline in capacity from the original 3500mAh batteries that were at the heart of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. You'll also notice that the phone has Android 7.0 installed. The original model had Android 6.0.1 pre-installed.

Outside of the new battery and the new Android build, the rest of the specs will be the same as those found on the original model. So that means that there is nothing surprising about the Geekbench test that shows the Exynos 8890 SoC under the hood with an octa-core CPU and 4GB of RAM. The single-core score was 1939, with a multi-core score of 6093.

The rest of the specs include a Gorilla Glass 5 protected 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display, with a 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution. 64GB of native storage is on board, and there is a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button. The device comes with an IP68 certification rating for protection from dust and water. The rear-facing 12MP camera features an aperture of f/1.7, OIS and PDAF. There is a 5MP front-facing camera for selfies and video chats.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7R is expected to launch next month in Coral Blue, Silver, White and Black, priced at the equivalent of $652 USD.


source: Anzhuo (translated), Geekbench via Playfuldroid

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  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
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  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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25 Comments

1. Heisenberg

Posts: 373; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

That price tho. If only it can be further reduced and sold at emerging markets then Sammy could make some bucks. If you want a note and can't afford the Note 8 then Note 7R should do the trick

3. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Eh, they are trying to recover some of the loss' related to the whole thing, making a buck is probably not going to happen.

22. AnnDroid

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Too high a price. I'd consider it as a second phone, just to play with, but not at that price with a reduced battery.

2. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Still don't get why anyone wouldn't just wait a few more months for the Note 8 like yours truly. I miss my Note 7 but at this point it's Pirates of the Caribbean at the end of this month, Spider-Man Homecoming in July, Note 8, Thor, The Last Jedi & I'm good.

4. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Reasons: 1. Cheaper 2. Aspect Ratio 3. People simply loved their Note 7s 4. FPS placement 5. Physical Homebutton

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

For the same reason, many will buy an S7 and not the S8. Its cheaper. Even though the S8 is out, I saw ole the of people choosing an S7 instead because it was under $500 At T-Mobile. And actually the S7 edge is cheaper than the regular S7. The S7 edge was $480, while the S7 was above $500. And not every is gonna like the Note 8 and the Note 7 is a better option VS getting a Note 5. Try thinking about someone either than yourself. It isn't hard to do. Think like a consumer and less like a fan!

16. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

"Try thinking about someone either than yourself. It isn't hard to do. Think like a consumer and less like a fan!" I generally like your replies until you try to come off as a smart @$$. However, your continued posts full of grammatical errors remove the smart & just leave the @$$. Try proofreading instead of quickly hitting the post reply tab.

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Hahaha. You the grammar police now? Hahaha. Just debate what I said. You're not a teacher. I wasn't being a smartass. Aren't you a male? I'm just direct. Fans say stupid things like, my phone don't lag. Consumers say, all phones I see have some lag. Fans say their are no room for a certain phone. Consumer? I like that phone, I don't care how old it is.

23. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

furious 9 & 10 also haha!

25. acruzlu unregistered

Same here. I miss my Note 7 but will be holding off for the Note 8.

5. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

First off PA I think in your Samsung hate, you miss an obvious possible mistake. If Samsung spent money to get the Note 7 certified by the FCC, then likely it's for 2 reasons. First, anyone with the Note 7R who potentially would come to the US with it, won't be banned from flight. Next, if sales prove slow overseas, then they could bring th3 device here.. And while you are claiming their is no room for th3 Note 7, you would be wrong. Because anyone who saw the S8 may not like it and choose a year old S8, so this someone who do2snt want the Note 8 could instead take a Note 7. And since the Note 7 will only be available in limited quantities, many likely would prefer it. Example, the Note 8 is rumored to come 4K. But maybe someone does not want 4k, or want the new aspect ratio, can opt for the Note 7 which is way better than option for a 2 year old Note 5. So in this case as per usual, if you take the Samsung hate blinders off, you could actually think outside the box.

7. Neoberry99

Posts: 68; Member since: Jun 30, 2015

You make a good point

13. Alan01

Posts: 600; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Look, there are no "Samsung blinders" on. We didn't just decide to say that the Note 7R isn't coming to the U.S. because of some ridiculous bias that doesn't exist. Had the information pointed to a U.S. launch of the phone, we would have reported it. Speaking for myself, I love all smartphones. My daily driver is a Moto Z Force Droid, The vast majority of the phones I've owned were Droids, Moto and HTC. I also like the iPhone and I like the BlackBerry KEYone. You couldn't survive in this job if you were biased for or against a particular OS or manufacturer. Those who think they see a bias are the same people who see Jesus' face in a tub of cottage cheese. Regards, Alan F.

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

There are a lot of smart people here Alan. Not e we gone is a troll. You can like all phones all you want, you can still hate on Samsung. I alike all tech as tech equally. But I don't like all phones equally, because they are not all equal. And as a human, all humans show more favoritism to what they like more. You all write articles which make it a point to attack Samsung VS Apple. Like how Apple iPhones only catch fire, while Samsung phones explode. Exploding sounds worse. But factually both do both. The Note 7 is still basically a new phone. It way better than any iPhone peeiod...not matter what year model you want to compare any year model of the iPhone to it. Even the original Note blows away every phone, including Samsung's own S model...no matter what year you pick. A Note 7 for $600 USD, will be much cheaper than the $950 Note 8. Because th3 Note 7 was already $850. When the S goes up $100, so does the Note. For nice Note 7, with basically almost all the same features as the Note 8, except for the larger display and a couple other things, will be a steal at a cost that is less than the S7's when they came out. But you said their was no room...why? Question, when Apple resurrected the iPhone 4 for India, did you say their was no room with all the newer iPhone that had arrived since the iPhone 4? After all, the IPhone 4 came back after Apple had already released several new models. The Note 7 less than year old VS The IPhone 4 which was several years older than the new iPhones. Oh and I can't question what someone can or cannot see. After all, if you can't see your own bias, who are you to say someone can't see Jesus in a bowl of cottage cheese. After all, just because you can't see it, doesn't mean it isn't their. After all explain the existence of wind and gravity?!

19. chenski

Posts: 758; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Haha it looks like you who is biased my techie friend!

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Biased about what? Be specific! Why not debate what I said. You said nothing. I gave an opinion. You are welcome to debate it. At least I gave a reason about how I felt he was biased. The Note 7 on my cane out last year in the last quarter. It's only 2 quarters old. Someone who may not want the Note 8 or the S8, could pick the Note 7 instead of a year old S7. The Note is a phone in a class by itself. No phone duplicates it's features. As I said it's better than any phone sold including Samsung's own Galaxy S. Is that bias or fact? When I use the term better, it's not based on preference, it based on facts. The Note has the highest specs and the most capabilities of any phone sold. The S8 is nearly identical, but without the SPen, it still makes it a lesser devices. The S shares many of the Notes caps ilities, but not all. So that makes the Note better than the S. If I was being biased, I would say the Note and S were equal and neither was better than the other....which is not the case. As I stated, any year model of the Note is better than any iPhone, because of its capabilities, even without the SPen.

24. chenski

Posts: 758; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

I don't debate because everyone has their own opinion, no right or wrong. I admit I'm biased as well. But what you shouldn't do is forcing others to accept your opinions

8. Tony_5600

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 09, 2017

Just curious why geekbench scores are higher on Note 7R than RECALLED Note 7 despite having same exynos 8890 processor O_o

9. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1365; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Performance updates compared to the original firmware probably.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They had to optimize the software more because of the smaller battery? Also maybe it's because it running 7.0 and not 6.01.

10. Macready

Posts: 1815; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

All Geekbench scores have improved a few percent since Geekbench updated their algorithms.

11. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Android 7.0 versus 6.0 :)

12. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I think I'll grab it at that price if battery life isn't so bad compared to what it had before...still have my home-made carbon fiber case waiting for it.

17. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Why does Samsung not understand these are refurbished phones? They're priced higher than brand new S7 while still offering the same specs, but had a very bad history when they were new & probably a weaker battery life. These are 2nd hand phones for fks sake. Should be priced less than $450. And these will be profits & not losses as Samsung already balanced the note 7 fiasco earlier! Sadism at its best!

18. rishav20193

Posts: 241; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

after seeing the awesome design of s8 series....I'm eagerly waiting for note 8 now. will pass this one & don't expect note 7 to launched in india anyway !!

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