Samsung’s refurbished Galaxy Note 7 will go on sale on July 7th as the new Galaxy Note Fan Edition. Samsung is reusing some Galaxy Note 7 parts to create this new device, after the company was hit with around 3 million recalls of the Galaxy Note 7 in October following some devices overheating and catching fire.
While the Fan Edition hardware is mostly the same as the original Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is using a smaller 3,200 mAh battery that the company claims has been “enhanced with multiple safety designs.” Samsung is also updating the software on the Galaxy Note Fan Edition so it runs Bixby, the company’s new digital assistant. Samsung is only manufacturing 400,000 Galaxy Note Fan Edition devices, and the units will only be available in South Korea initially with other markets “decided later.”
Rumors suggest Samsung will announce its new Galaxy Note 8 in August, so most people will likely skip this Fan Edition and wait for the Note 8. The Note 8 is expected to include a dual-camera system and a slightly larger curved display than the Galaxy S8 Plus.