It took long enough, but it seems we are finally out of the woods regarding the Galaxy Note 7 debacle from last Fall. Samsung has launched its 2017 flagship, which has taken the focus off the negatives of the company but has been working on a new variant of the Note 7.
This new device will be named the Samsung Galaxy Note 7R, with the “R” standing for refurbished. Unfortunately, the device won’t be made available in the US or Canada, so the only way you’ll be able to get your hands on this device is if you purchase through an overseas retailer.
It seems that the device will feature many of the same specs as the original Note 7, however, the battery will be a bit smaller. The Galaxy Note 7R will feature a 3,200mAh battery, while its predecessor included a 3,500mAh battery which was too big for its casing.
As for pricing, the Galaxy Note 7R will be priced at around $600 once it officially goes on sale. Original rumors suggested we would see the device launched in June, and it seems that will hold true after the device passed through the FCC for its certifications.
We haven’t seen any battery issues plaguing the Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, but we would still be cautious about picking up the Galaxy Note 7R right off the bat. Maybe you could wait a month or two before deciding whether to get one for yourself, if you can get your hands on it.
[Android Authority | FCC]