Many Samsung Galaxy Note series fans might be looking forward to the release of the 2017 Galaxy Note 8, but those who had not seen the Galaxy Note 7 will soon be able to get their hands on a refreshed Galaxy Note 7R.
Just yesterday, we came across what could be the four color variants of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7R and among them was the famous Blue Coral finish that made the Note 7 – and S7 Edge – such attractive phones to look at. Now, in fresh development, the South Korean tech giant seems to be getting ready to unveil the phone, probably before the rumored end of June release date.
The refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7R has just been cleared by the FCC ahead of launch. The phone has been cleared in three variants carrying model numbers SM-N935K, SM-N935L and SM-N935S. These numbers confirm that the phone will be released in South Korea via the three major carriers namely KT Corporation, LG Uplus and SK Telecom.
As usual with FCC listings, we only get to know the model numbers of the phones and nothing more. On the brighter side, the same Samsung Galaxy Note 7R has also made a stop at benchmarking website Geekbench, all but confirming a number of core specs. Apparently, the refurbished Note 7 will come in with an Exynos 8890 SoC, just like the original model, alongside a RAM of 4GB.
Like it had been confirmed by a recent listing on Wi-Fi Alliance, the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 will also be powered by the new Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Other than these, the benchmarks also reveal the scores attained during single-core and multi-core tests, where the former managed a score of 1939 while the latter test came in with an impressive score of 6093.
Given that Samsung Galaxy Note 7R is possibly going to retain most of the specs used on the original model, we can expect to see a ROM of 64GB with room to expand it via a microSD card, but we’ve heard that the battery capacity will be trimmed down from 3500mAh to 3200mAh in a bid to avoid a repeat of what happened with the original model.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7R is expected to be unveiled in the coming weeks, with reports suggesting that it’ll be priced at a massive $250 cheaper than the original asking price of about $870.