Samsung To Release Galaxy Note 7 FE, Galaxy Note 8
It appears that Samsung is trying its best to get back on its feet after the fiasco caused by the Note 7. The South Korean tech giant is expected to release two new smartphones called Note 7 FE and Note 8 in 2017.
In 2016, the Note 6 smartphones were recalled because of its battery issues causing the devices to catch fire. A new model will then be released, which will be a limited edition.
Samsung will release the Note 7 FE, which stands for Fandom Edition, on July 7, The Wall Street Journal reported. However, it will only be available in South Korea.
The battery and component of the Note 7 FE are different from those of Note 7. The new model will be sold for below 700,000 won or approximately $616.
As for Galaxy Note 8, which is the direct successor of Note 7, the release date is set in September. The successor has a big responsibility to do in order to help Samsung redeem itself from its setback in 2016.
Having new features to impress the consumers may also mean the Galaxy Note 8 will be costly. The price of the stylus-toting phablet is expected to be approximately $1140, according to 91 Mobiles.
The renders of the Galaxy Note 8 indicate that it has horizontally configured dual cameras. Measuring 162.4 x 74.5 x 8.4mm, the phablet will be as thick as 9.5mm with the camera bump included.
Like the S8 duo, the Galaxy Note 8 will have renders with near bezel-less design. The Note 7 successor will also feature face unlock and iris scanner along with sensors, earpiece and front camera on top as well as a 3.5mm headset socket, USB Type-C port, speaker and a silo to house the S Pen stylus at the bottom.
Among the specs expected from the Galaxy Note 8 are the Exynos 8895 or Snapdragon 835 chipset, the same specs that powers the S8 duo. These are mated to a 6GB of RAM.