WSJ: Samsung to launch the Galaxy Note 7 (FE) on July 7

WSJ: Samsung to launch the Galaxy Note 7 (FE) on July 7

Samsung has been rumored to bring the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 to market sometime in early July, but the South Korean company did not make any official statements regarding the subject.

The Korean media reported earlier this month that Samsung could introduce the Galaxy Note 7 FE (Fandom Edition) on July 7. Well, it looks like Wall Street Journal has it from trusted sources that the Galaxy Note 7 FE will indeed hit the shelves on July 7.

However, the smartphone will only be available for purchase in South Korea. No more than 400,000 units will be spread across all three major carriers in the country, which is a much smaller amount than what it's been rumored in the past.

Samsung was pretty clear that it won't bring the Galaxy Note 7 FE to the United States, but the smartphone will definitely be available outside South Korea. WSJ's report also mentions that Samsung doesn't believe that the launch of the Galaxy Note 7 FE next month will affect sales of the Galaxy S8.

Unfortunately, it's unclear when and what countries will get the Galaxy Note 7 FE other than South Korea. If we are allowed to guess, Samsung won't have too many units up for sale since it's now readying the next Galaxy Note device that's supposed to go official in late August.

There's no official word on price yet, but previous reports claim the Galaxy Note 7 FE will cost around $700 outright in South Korea.

source: WSJ

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16 Comments

1. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Hahahahahahaha, this news made my day.

9. ahmuzencab

Posts: 192; Member since: May 12, 2017

They should of done July 4th.. .. xD

16. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

This is still the best 2016 phone. It's not '' refurbished'' but brand new, with redesigned battery. And bet on, the battery life is better than iPhone7

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Just like Samsung doesn't sell the Galaxy A series in the United States... But the Note FE should be available via major online retailers, though.

6. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

This must be the FIRE EDITION model.

7. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1136; Member since: May 01, 2017

Haven't heard that one before....

3. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3088; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

"Samsung won't have too many units up for sale since it's now readying the next Galaxy Note device that's supposed to go official in late August". Then what's the point of releasing this phone in the first place? The Note 8 should be an upgrade to this phone in every way. Bad decision.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30693; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

In select markets, it'll be a good cheaper alternative.

8. g2a5b0e unregistered

Not everyone needs the latest and greatest. Stop being a tech geek & put yourself in someone else's shoes for a minute.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30693; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The second best phone, until the Note 8 arrives, then 3rd.

10. ahmuzencab

Posts: 192; Member since: May 12, 2017

That’s a pretty hilarious statement. The Note 7 was never a great phone. Can’t wait for Note 8 tho!

12. g2a5b0e unregistered

Sounds like someone who never used it. By far the best phone I've ever used. Still sad I had to let it go.

14. ahmuzencab

Posts: 192; Member since: May 12, 2017

I WISh. Never got to get the chance to buy it after their total recall.

11. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 304; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Samsung has taken way too long! Unless it's a bargain then I probably won't buy one anymore!

13. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Given that the latest Note 8 renders are looking hideous, I'd rather go for an Exynos version of this guy. Plus, the versatile Bixby assistant will be on board and the fingerprint scanner is where it belongs; on the front. We'll see how the actual Note 8 turns out.

15. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

First of all '' refurbished'' is not the right term to call this phone. They have never been sold. They are brand new with redesigned battery. $200/300 less makes it great deal. And even with a bit smaller battery it will top the battery life of the most flagship phones out there. P.S. Still the Note4 is the best all around Note that Samsung made. Although I love the footprint of Note7 and the look.

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