In South Korea, the phone is available via the three major carriers namely KT, SKT and LG U+. Unlike the original Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that came with a model number SM-N930, the refurbished Galaxy Note FE has model number SM-N935. The other change the phone also comes with is a smaller battery capacity of 3200mAh alongside the updated Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, as for the rest of the specs, they remain unchanged.
The current variants of the Galaxy Note FE being sold in Korea carry model numbers SM-N935K (KT), SM-N935L( LG U+) and SM-N935S (SKT), but there’s a new variant of the same phone that has just been cleared for release by the Wi-Fi Alliance. This variant carries model number SM-N935F/DS.
Usually, Samsung phones with a similar-looking model number end up selling in Europe, some Asian markets and Africa. The fact that it’s a dual-SIM variant of the Galaxy Note FE also makes it possible that this phone will be sold in emerging markets, where dual-SIM phones are a thing that most buyers look before buying a phone.
When the tech giant confirmed that it will be re-selling the Note 7 as a refurbished unit, there was no mention of the exact markets where the phone would be sold. But things are now beginning to take shape, with markets such as India and a host of African nations being targets based on this newly certified model number.
As noted earlier, the Galaxy Note FE keeps just about every other hardware configuration that appeared on the standard Note 7. The design remains unchanged and so does the performance specs. This means you still get a 5.7-inch edge-to-edge Super AMOLED display screen with a QHD resolution and Always On Display, an Exynos 8890 SoC mated with 4GB RAM and 64GB of expandable storage.
The battery capacity drops from 3500mAh to 3200mAh, which is still not bad at all and for the cameras, the same 12MP unit with f/1.7 aperture, OIS, PDAF and dual-tone LED flash features on the back while the front gets a 5MP unit with the same f/1.7 aperture. Unlike the original model that came with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, the Galaxy Note FE has Nougat running the show out of the box, just like the Galaxy S8 and S8+.
In Korea, the phone has a price tag of 699,600 Won, which translates to about $625. Whether this will be the price in other markets where the phone is headed is still unknown, but we don’t expect drastic changes to this price tag.
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