Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 is Rebranded the Galaxy Note 7 FE, Coming to South Korea on July 7th
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last year, you likely already know about the issues Samsung has had with the Galaxy Note 7. What initially seemed like a teething process for a new smartphone quickly turned into something the company wishes they could have avoided. This resulted in Samsung having to pull all Galaxy Note 7 units from store shelves and then a promise was given saying they would dispose of the waste properly.
Many felt the issue would loom over the company and ruin the launch of the Galaxy S8, but early reports of sales numbers shows that could not have been further from the truth. With the whole faulty battery debacle behind them, you would think that Samsung would like to distance themselves from the Galaxy Note 7 phone as much as possible. However, then we some reliable reports about Samsung wanting to sell a refurbished model just a couple of months ago.
Some fans of the Galaxy Note 7 loved their phone so much, that many didn’t even want to send it back to the company. These customers knew the risks that were involved and it resulted in Samsung having to disable charging completely just to keep customers safe. Samsung knows there are people who truly feel the Galaxy Note 7 was the best phone they had ever owned, so it somewhat makes sense for them to want to sell refurbished units of the device.
The new device is said to be called the Galaxy Note 7 FE, with the FE standing for Fandom Edition. Sources close to The Wall Street Journal say it will be priced lower than 700,000 South Korean won (which is about $616). It’s believed that Samsung will be producing “at most” 400,000 units of the Galaxy Note 7 FE, which will be divided among the three major South Korean wireless carriers.
Since a Samsung representative has declined to comment, it’s unknown if Samsung will be releasing the Galaxy Note 7 FE in other countries.
Source: The Wall Street Journal