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Will Galaxy FE 7 Be Able to Remove Galaxy Note 7’s Stigma?
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Will Galaxy FE 7 Be Able to Remove Galaxy Note 7’s Stigma?
  • By Michael Herh
  • July 7, 2017, 02:00
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Galaxy Note FE will be launched as a complementary version of Galaxy Note 7 prior to the launch of the Galaxy Note 8.
Galaxy Note FE will be launched as a complementary version of Galaxy Note 7 prior to the launch of the Galaxy Note 8.

 

Samsung Electronics will launch the Galaxy Note FE, which complements the Galaxy Note 7 prior the launch of a new smartphone model, the Galaxy Note 8 in the second half of the year.

The Galaxy Note FE is a limited-edition smartphone produced only 400,000 units using unpacked Galaxy Note 7 products and unused Galaxy Note 7 parts. In particular, in order to scale up the Galaxy Note FE’s stability, the Korean smartphone giant loaded the new model with smaller new batteries (3,200mAh) instead of Galaxy Note 7 batteries (3,500mAh).

In the domestic market, the new smartphone comes in four colors -- black onyx, blue coral, gold platinum, silver titanium. The new model will retain at 699,600 won (US$630), which is 30% lower than the price of the Galaxy Note 7 which was 988,900 won (US$890).

The Galaxy Note FE comes with Bixby, an AI assistant engine like the Galaxy S8, Samsung Electronics' strategic smartphone. In addition, Samsung made the 'S Pen' water- and dust-resistant. The S Pen, as a strength, differentiates the Galaxy Note series from Samsung’s other smartphones. The Galaxy Note FE also boasts of a stronger iris recognition function applied to the Galaxy Note 7.