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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition Coming On July 7 With Bixby And Smaller Battery

By Edge Ison , Jul 03, 2017 11:58 AM EDT
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The refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the Fan Edition will finally be re-released on July 7 and it will come with Bixby and a smaller 3,200mAh battery. (Photo : TechTalkTV/YouTube)

The reincarnation of the doomed Samsung Galaxy Note 7 - the Fan Edition - will finally arrive a few days from now. The Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition or FE will essentially be the same as the controversial Galaxy Note 7 but will be a lot safer than when the Note 7 first came out. The Note 7 FE will also have a few new features.

The Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition will still have the sleek design of the Note 7. It will come in the same metal frame and slightly curved display. Inside the Galaxy Note 7 FE, one will find the same specs used on the Note 7. The processor will still be a Snapdragon 821 while the Note 7 FE will still run on Android 7.0 Nougat.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition will also have 4GB of RAM, 64GB of built-in memory, a 7.7-inch AMOLED display, and a 12-megapixel primary camera. The resurrected Note 7 also comes with an iris scanner, USB-Type C port, wireless charging, IP68 rating, and the S-Pen.

The few changes on the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 include a displaced Samsung logo, a new branding at the rear, an integrated digital assistant, and a smaller battery. Samsung got rid of the company logo on the top of the display while, at the back, the words "Fan Edition" were added. To distinguish the Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition. 9to5Google also reported that the Samsung Galaxy Note FE will now come with Bixby.

The most important change Samsung did with the Galaxy Note 7 was to replace the battery. The Korean conglomerate used a smaller 3,200mAh battery to prevent the Note 7 FE from catching fire like it did when it still had a 3,500mAh battery.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition will drop on shelves starting on July 7 for 699,600 won or roughly $610 per unit, according to CNET. A total of 400,000 units of the refurbished Note 7 will initially be available in South Korea. It is not known whether Samsung will make the Note 7 FE available in other countries such as the United States.

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