If it were any other device that went up in flames last year, it would have been dead in the dirt; but it wasn’t, it was a fan favorite, a crowd pleaser, the closest thing to smartphone perfection according to most people, the Galaxy Note 7. This pretty package of power was front runner for phone of the year in 2016, but failed due to explosive battery issues. We were all wondering if Samsung was going to bury the phone and move on with its life or bring it back. Rumors have been floating around about this, and we finally got confirmation that this device is definitely coming back, but only to its home country.
Three models of the Galaxy Note 7 (SM-N935S, SM-N953K, and SM-N935L) have just passed through FCC certification. They are going to be released on the three main Korean carriers. They may be called the Galaxy Note 7R, for obvious reasons.
Nothing about the handsets are going to be different except for a few minor changes. For one, it’ll launch with Nougat right out of the box, which is always great to hear. It will have a smaller 3,200 mAh battery, down from the 3,500 battery crammed into the first and second batches of Notes. Other than those changes, they will be the same devices that we saw last year.
Even with the Note 8 on its way, and the S8 in circulation, the Note 7 still remains a titan above most, and those fans who were burned by the whole fiasco (both literally and figuratively) have another chance to experience such a game changing device. It’s going to be priced at around $250 less than the original price at around $850, which should be enough of a drop to be appealing. What’s unfortunate is that there are no plans to release the refurbished Note 7 units anywhere other than Korea, so those of us in America are out of luck for the time being. What do you guys think? Would you buy a Note 7, or are the S8 and Note 8 snagging your heart? Let me know in the comments below.
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