Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 to resurface next month as the Galaxy Note FE

By Shawn Knight ยท 23 replies
May 17, 2017
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  1. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphone is nearly ready for its encore after unceremoniously being pulled from the market in September due to safety concerns.

    According to a report from ET News on Wednesday, Samsung will resurrect the troubled handset in its home market of South Korea as a refurbished device called the Galaxy Note FE (SM-N935). The “FE” stands for “Fandom Edition,” the publication said.

    Samsung in March revealed a three-step plan for the Galaxy Note 7.

    Phase one, as highlighted here, involves refurbishing, rebranding and reselling the smartphones it collected as part of the recall process. Critically, Samsung has reportedly reduced the size of the phone’s battery from 3,500mAh down to 3,200mAh (if you recall, Samsung cited battery defects as a contributing factor to the phone’s unsafe nature). Recalled handsets that can’t be resold will be parted out and recycled.

    It was additionally revealed in March – and seemingly confirmed today – that the Galaxy Note FE won’t be sold in the US (presumably due to regulatory hurdles).

    The publication also noted that Samsung is supplying 300,000 units to carriers. What’s unclear is whether or not the South Korean electronics giant will produce additional units if / when the recalled batch sells out or if this run is simply intended to liquidate the recalled inventory (my guess would be the latter).

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,320

    Im assuming it probably wouldnt be easy to get one of these ordered and imported to US?
  3. NickCobb

    NickCobb TS Rookie

    Fire Edition?
  4. Holyscrap

    Holyscrap TS Enthusiast Posts: 43   +18

    Q_Q you beat me to it.
    liammac002, psycros and koblongata like this.
  5. Kotters

    Kotters TS Maniac Posts: 284   +180

    Amazon Kindle
  6. Reehahs

    Reehahs TS Guru Posts: 575   +316

    Euphemism for Fatality Edition.
    Muhammad Faezin likes this.
  7. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 3,355   +2,004

    Naaaaaa .... come on guys, it means "Fully Explosive" .....
    Muhammad Faezin and CrazyDave like this.
  8. David Belkin

    David Belkin TS Enthusiast Posts: 31   +26

    Absolutely Brilliant.
  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Nah, it means F*** Everything. We'll still make our planned (monetary) killing from it and if a few lives are lost in the process, well those are just the usual casualties of a (tech) war. We have to keep our bosses and shareholders happy and living in the lap of luxury.
  10. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,877   +1,298

    No discount for previous Note 7 owners??
  11. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,310   +651

    Depends on if they have the LTE frequencies for the USA.
  12. Daddy

    Daddy TS Rookie

    Samsung Note FE? Short for Fire Extinguisher! Get a Blackberry!
    Muhammad Faezin likes this.
  13. Alex T

    Alex T TS Rookie

    So what's gonna happen, in all major airports you are not allowed to board planes with this mobile, as there are still original units on the market. Will the security officers understand the difference between the old model and the new one?
  14. MannerMauler

    MannerMauler TS Addict Posts: 183   +44

    he beat me too, I was gonna say "Fire Enhanced"
  15. ekg84

    ekg84 TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Flaming Edition
  16. MannerMauler

    MannerMauler TS Addict Posts: 183   +44

    A bit late for the boat.
  17. Feces Edition
    (well it does have a smaller battery)
  18. ekg84

    ekg84 TS Rookie Posts: 21

    According to what rule?
  19. Rockstarrrr

    Rockstarrrr TS Booster Posts: 91   +67

    Samsung is trying so hard to fix this mistake, even though Note 8 is around the corner. Give up, no one wants anything to do with this cursed device. I wouldnt bet on Note 8 either.
  20. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,596   +257

    Rule? You are late to the party.... that's all there is to it. The rule that you can't go back in time.... I guess.
  21. ekg84

    ekg84 TS Rookie Posts: 21

    What party are you talking about, man? Pretty sure neither party nor boat analogy isn't applicable here. Is there a time limit to posting in this thread that I broke? Not sure why people try to correct something that doesn't need to be corrected. Seems to me, it makes them feel better about themselves in some weird way.
    Last edited: May 18, 2017
  22. amghwk

    amghwk TS Addict Posts: 211   +86

    I was going to say Fiery Edition before seeing the comments.

    Finally, it seems the 'F' in the FE stands for many mocking words.

    Samsung should just accept it's failure and move on.
    ekg84 likes this.
  23. Muhammad Faezin

    Muhammad Faezin TS Rookie

    Lucky, it didn't stand for Galaxy Note BS?


    Galaxy Note Bull**** XD
  24. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,596   +257

    Failed Edition. I came here late to the party, but won.

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