Samsung has officially launched an unique smartphone that is made from the remaining components they have from all the Galaxy Note 7 that were returned back to them. This smartphone is called the Galaxy Note Fan Edition, and Samsung makes no secret of the fact that it’s a “Reinforced Note 7”. The only difference is the battery – Samsung chose a smaller battery of 3,200 mAh, compared to the 3,500 mAh battery that was on Note 7. The battery has been subjected to a new extended testing process that Samsung has set up after the withdrawal of Note 7, in an attempt to wash their bad history in this regard.
Another difference to Note 7 is the software. Galaxy Note Fan Edition uses the new software and new applications that Samsung has configured for the Galaxy S8, including the Bixby digital assistant. Otherwise, the new Galaxy Note Fan Edition is identical in all respects with Note 7. The other components, construction and design are the same.
Samsung manages to achieve two goals with the new smartphone. On the one hand, it will recover from the losses caused by the withdrawal of Note 7 from the market. On the other hand, it manages to recover and reuse a whole series of components and materials that would have been a major environmental issue. Galaxy Note Fan Edition will be marketed in Korea, where Samsung would like to sell 400,000 models. The company will later decide whether to sell this smartphone in other markets as well.
The new device will be available starting July 7, 2017 and will cost around $600.