SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Confirmed: Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 will launch as the Galaxy Note Fan Edition

Phone
By 

Last updated: July 1st, 2017 at 09:14 UTC+02:00

While it has been known for a long time that Samsung would be launching a refurbished version of the Galaxy Note 7, what hasn’t been certain is the name that the Note 7’s chance at a second life would carry. At first, it was expected to be dubbed Galaxy Note 7R, and the device even showed up on a benchmark with that title. Then, a report came out saying the refurbished edition would launch as the Galaxy Note FE, with FE said to stand for ‘Fandom Edition’. Well, it turns out that report was almost a hundred percent accurate, only the F in FE will stand for Fan instead of Fandom.

The confirmation of the final name comes from a poster for the device that was spotted in China. Fan Edition is certainly a befitting title. The refurbished Note 7 will allow Samsung to limit the environmental impact of discontinuing its seventh-generation Note flagship, while allowing fans of the Note lineup – at least in some markets –  to get their hands on the Note 7. Well, a Note 7 that won’t double up as a potential fire hazard, although leaks and rumors suggest this will come at the cost of a smaller battery that may or may not get you through an entire workday on a single charge.

The Galaxy Note FE is expected to be launched on July 7, possibly with an ‘R’ engraved on the back of the device to indicate that it is a refurbished unit. It could be delayed by a couple of weeks according to a recent rumor, but we’re guessing Samsung will not be waiting around too long as the Galaxy Note 8 is just over two months away.

Galaxy-Note-Fan-Edition-fe

Via Source Phone Galaxy Note 7Galaxy Note 7RGalaxy Note Fan EditionGalaxy Note FE
Load 14 comments

You might also like

Samsung ends firmware support for this Galaxy Note device

Samsung has made a few changes to its firmware update schedule this month. Whenever it makes such changes, the …

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 10 months ago

This four-year-old Galaxy smartphone is getting latest security patch

Samsung had unveiled the Galaxy Note FE almost four years ago, one year after the Galaxy Note 7 debacle. The …

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 1 year ago

Three-year-old Galaxy Note FE gets February 2021 security patch

Samsung has improved a lot with software updates for its smartphones and tablets. The company has already rel …

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 1 year ago

Samsung’s tomb of lost features is now looking sadder than ever

Samsung has removed a lot of features from its flagship products over the years.

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 1 year ago

Galaxy J7 Duo, Galaxy J5 Pro, and more getting May security update

A number of Galaxy devices are receiving an update with the May 2019 security patch in various parts of the wo …

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 3 years ago

Galaxy Note FE Android Pie update has been released

There’s good news for you if you have been waiting for the Galaxy Note FE Android Pie update. Samsung ha …

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 3 years ago