Samsung had confirmed several months ago that it would contain the environmental fallout from the Galaxy Note 7 recall by selling a refurbished version of the handset. What it has basically done is keep all of the previous components of the Galaxy Note 7, swap the unsafe battery for a safe one, and relaunched it with a new moniker. Samsung has officially launched the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 today which it’s actually calling the Galaxy Note Fan Edition.
Since the battery was the core problem that led to the Galaxy Note 7’s demise, Samsung points out that the Galaxy Note Fan Edition doesn’t have the same battery. It comes with a new 3,200mAh that’s certified by the company’s new 8-point battery safety test.
Other than that, it has the exact same specifications as the Galaxy Note 7. Nothing else has been changed under the hood with the obvious exception of the battery. The Galaxy Note Fan Edition comes with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and also features Bixby, Samsung’s new virtual personal assistant.
Samsung is going to sell 400,000 units of the Galaxy Note Fan Edition in its home country of South Korea. The company is yet to confirm if it’s going to launch the handset elsewhere. Samsung has previously confirmed that the Galaxy Note Fan Edition won’t be released in the United States.