Recently we got reports that Samsung is going to sell the returned Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units as refurbished phones in the countries outside US. The company has recently got the FCC approval in US for the model numbers SM-N935KOR, SM-N935K, SM-N935L, SM-N935K and SM-N935S and are expected to be launched as Samsung Galaxy Note 7R in Korea and a new rumor now claims that the Galaxy Note 7R will be available for sale in the home country Korea in late May or early June via various telecom operators in the country like SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus. According to the reports the Galaxy Note 7R might cost 50% lesser than the original cost of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.
The Galaxy Note 7R is expected to be priced at KRW500,000 or $440 if we believe the latest report from Korean media, however, previous reports claimed that it might cost around $620. The further claims that Samsung has removed the old 3500mAh batteries from these refurbished phones and placed a 3200Mah battery in the each refurbished unit of the Galaxy Note 7R but the question is “Will the people buy it at lower costs?” The answer might be ‘Yes’ here because why to avoid buying a flagship smartphone at a cheaper price tag? The device will run on the Android Nougat 7.0 whereas, the other specifications of the device will remain the same as the original Galaxy Note 7.
To recall, the Galaxy Note 7 was launched last year with features like a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED curved dual edge display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and 2560×1440 pixels resolution, an Octa-Core Exynos 8890 (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad), 64 bit, 14 nm processor / Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB (UFS 2.0) internal storage capacity, expandable storage up to 256GB with microSD card and was running the Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) supporting Hybrid Dual SIM out of the box.
It features a 12-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, dual-pixel PDAF, Smart OIS, f/1.7 aperture and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture, a 3500mAh battery with fast charging and wired and wireless charging support, 4G LTE Cat.12, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2X2 MIMO), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, NFC, USB Type-C and also comes with S Pen stylus, Heart rate sensor, Fingerprint sensor, Iris scanner, Barometer. It measures 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm and weights 169g. Color options includes Blue Coral, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium and Black Onyx.