Samsung Resurrects the Note 7 'Fan Edition' for Korea
Jul 3, 2017, 6:45 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Samsung has brought the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 back from the grave as the Note 7 Fan Edition. The Note 7 is infamous for battery problems that led to smoke, burns, fires, and other catastrophes. Samsung was forced to recall the phone and later determined two separate flaws impacted the battery, one pertaining to design and the other pertaining to manufacturing. Samsung decided to scavenge the recalled devices to create a new handset with a new, smaller 3,200mAh battery and its latest software, including the Bixby voice assistant. Samsung is manufacturing only 400,000 Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition handsets, which will be made available exclusively in Samsung's home market of South Korea. The company is widely expected to announce the Galaxy Note 8 within the next two months, which will serve as Samsung's high-end, professional-grade smartphone with stylus pen input.
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