Several leaks and rumours pointed to a refurbished version of the Galaxy Note 7 launching this year. Finally, Samsung has made it official in South Korea and the device is available for sale starting today. It is an exclusive model with only 400,000 units manufactured. The Samsung Galaxy Note “Fan Edition” costs 699,600 won which roughly costs $606(approx Rs.39,186). The Note FE is available in four colours i.e gold, silver, black and blue.
As for specs, the Note FE has a lot in common with the Note 7. The Note FE features a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display with Quad HD resolution. It is powered by the Exynos 8890 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM. The base storage starts at 64GB and can be expanded via a microSD card.
What’s different though is the battery capacity. The South Korean company has stuffed in a smaller battery i.e 3,200mAh as opposed to the 3,400mAh unit found on the Galaxy Note 7. On the rear, a “Fan Edition” logo is included to differentiate the smartphone from the Note 7.
However, the Note FE is better than the Note 7 is certain aspects. It now comes with an improved S-Pen and also includes Samsung’s AI assistant Bixby, that debuted with the Galaxy S8/S8+. The Note FE will only support Bixby Home and Bixby Remainders while voice recognition, Bixby Vision and the dedicated Bixby button will be omitted. The smartphone also comes with Samsung Pass for biometric technologies like fingerprint recognition and iris scanning.
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