Samsung’s most controversial phone ever, hands down, is back once again. For the third time in this phone’s rather unfortunate life, it is ready to hit the shelves.
For those who’re unaware of the whole series of mishaps, a small percentage of the much hyped and highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 7 started exploding after its launch. This issue gained popularity as the victims took it to social media. While the social media used this opportunity to troll the Korean smartphone giant, Samsung was genuinely concerned. Ultimately, Samsung ended up recalling the devices and offered a replacement however, much to their dismay, the replaced devices didn’t fare quite well either.
Now, for the third time, Samsung is gearing up to launch the 7th iteration of the Note series. Samsung has labeled these refurbished devices as Galaxy Note Fan edition.
The Galaxy Note Fan Edition offers impressive specs. It retains the 5.7 inch display and the resolution however, it comes with a smaller 3200 mAh battery. The design is also pretty much the same except for the Galaxy Note Fan Edition branding on the back.
Just like the previous Note 7, the phone is IP68 certified, making it water and dust resistant. The Galaxy Note Fan Edition also retains Bixby AI and a lot of other features from the original Note 7. It is likely to be available in four colours including Blue Coral, Black Oynx, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium.
According to various sources, the Galaxy Note Fan Edition will cost around $611, which is considerably lower than the introductory price of the Galaxy Note 7. Initially, it would only be available in South Korea however, it is expected to hit other major markets later this year.
Another thing worth mentioning here is that Samsung has confirmed that they tested the battery through its improved 8-point battery safety check, so we’re assuming and hoping that this one won’t explode.