Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is returning to the market under the name Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition.
In the past, there have been numerous rumors of the possible comeback of Galaxy Note 7 but not many really predicted a possible name change.
The refurbished Note 7 (it may take some time to get used to the name ‘Galaxy Note Fan Edition’) will go on sale on July 7th.
Several Note 7 smartphones caught fire causing damage to people, property and, above all, Samsung’s reputation.
Samsung promises that Galaxy Note Fan Edition has perfect safety. The company claims that the refurbished version is enhanced with multiple safety designs.
The giant Smartphone manufacturer says that they will limit the number to 400,000 units and overseas sales plans will be made later. The devices will only be available in North Korea.
The Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition will be manufactured using salvaged parts of Note 7.
If the leaks that have been flying around are anything to go by, Note Fan Edition will be somewhat reminiscent of its old sibling.
It allegedly maintains a 1440p resolution, a 5.7-inch screen, 4GB RAM, and the same Exynos 8890.
That’s not all:
The leaks also suggest that the handset will come with a 12MP primary camera, water resistance technology, and S-Pen capabilities.
So, what’s new with Note Fan Edition?
Samsung says that it is updating the software on the Fan Edition. The objective is to ensure that it runs on Bixby.
The addition of Samsung’s Assistant is strategic given that other first-tier companies have popularized the idea of assistants in high-end handsets.
The hardware will be almost the same as that of Galaxy Note 7 but the battery capacity has been reduced to 3,200mAh units.
The Note 7 was powered by a 3,500mAh battery capacity.
It gets better:
Apart from the small battery capacity, Note Fan Edition will come with a smaller price tag. It is rumored that the handset will be priced at about 30% cheaper than its elder Note 7.
The exact price is yet to be revealed but rumors suggest that it could cost about $615.
Also, since this is 2017, Samsung Note Fan Edition will come with Android Nougat 7.0. This means that it will drop the Grace UX in favor of the Samsung Experience UI.
With this announcement, Samsung has our undivided attention especially since Note 8 is due for release later this year.
Note 8 is expected to come with a dual camera system and a slightly larger curved display that that in Galaxy S8 Plus.
The Note 7 fires left eyebrows raised for quite some time.
The giant smartphone manufacturer knows this too well and that may explain why it trying to salvage its reputation in the court of public opinion.
Still, Note 7 has many fans. At this point, however, we cannot predict the reception of the refurbished Galaxy Note 7.
The big question is:
Assuming the Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition entered the Kenyan market today, would you buy it?