A few days ago, Samsung began selling the Galaxy Note 7 again. This time the device is called the Galaxy Note 7 FE and is only available in South Korea. The return came around nine months after the discontinuation of the phablet, which was released back in August 2016.
According to an unnamed official from the company, the Galaxy Note 7 may be released in other countries later this month. The official did not reveal which countries would be part of the release. The official also added that the company does not plan to release more than the initial stock of the Note 7 FE in South Korea.
The Samsung Note 7 FE began making news earlier this year when rumors surfaced about a refurbished edition. The phablet hit shelves in South Korea on July 7 but little is still known about a global launch. The comments from the unnamed official are good news for fans of the Galaxy Note 7, which was recalled twice and discontinued less than three months after its release. The markets are not yet known but the official said it might happen later this month, so Samsung could reveal more information soon.
Samsung’s refurbished Galaxy Note 7 FE is mostly the same as the original but does use a smaller 3,200mAh battery. The phablet’s price is $610, which is about $250 off the original Note 7 price.
The return of the Galaxy Note 7 also comes as more and more rumors and leaks continue to surface about the Galaxy Note 8. The latest leak comes from the CEO of a case maker, who revealed the Note 8 design. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is rumored to be making its debut some time in early August or September.
What do you think about the return of the Galaxy Note 7? Would you consider buying one if it was released in your country? Let us know in the comments.