Prospective Galaxy Note 7 buyers are in for some exciting news as Samsung has officially confirmed the launch of refurbished Galaxy Note 7 aka Note FE for early next month. The company has allegedly delayed the launch of Note FE, owing to production constraints and device availability.
The refurbished Note 7 will go up for sale on July 7, contrary to earlier speculation pointing to a June 30 release, according to the latest report by Korean publication ETNews.
The delay in the smartphone's release has been attributed to the need for increasing the production numbers of Note FE from 150,000 to 450,000 to meet the high consumer demand for the flagship handset.
The report also claims the forthcoming Galaxy FE smartphone will include the Samsung Bixby digital assistant. However, there is no word on whether the Bixby assistant will be accessible out-of-the-box or if there would be any OEM firmware update to activate this feature.
The Galaxy Note FE is expected to ship the same colours as the original Galaxy Note 7, according to Korean news outlet iNews24. The Note FE will be available in Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium, apart from Black Onyx and Blue Coral variants.
In addition to an identical colour scheme, the Note FE is expected to incorporate similar design elements from the original Galaxy Note 7 with the exception of a big 'R' symbol on its back to suggest it's a refurbished unit.
As far as specifications are concerned, the refurbished Note 7 will include a 5.7in display, an Exynos 8890 CPU and 4GB of RAM. The handset will be powered by a 3,200mAh battery.
Coming to the pricing and availability details, the handset is expected to launch in Asian countries including India and South Korea at an estimated price of Rs. 40,000 or ₩ 699,600 (South Korean won ). However, the Note FE will not be launched in the western markets.