South Korean users who do not care about the explosive past of the Galaxy Note 7 will be able to get their hands on a “Fandom” edition as of July 7th.
As we know since March, Samsung plans to reissue Galaxy Note 7 reconditioned in several Asian markets. Indeed, all the phones recalled by the South Korean giant, after the fiasco of the explosive batteries of September 2016, were not boned and / or recycled.
To be able to find the pockets of the consumers, some devices have seen their battery of 3500 mAh, judged too big by many experts, disappear in favor of a battery of 3200 mAh, smaller and therefore less likely to cause the explosion of phone.
First stage: South Korea
However, the deployment of reconditioned smartphones still did not have a specific date. Originally, there was a rumor of deployment in June. Now the Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung plans to sell the Galaxy Note 7 again in South Korea from July 7th. Renamed Galaxy Note 7 Fandom Edition for the occasion, the phablette would display a prize of 700,000 South Korean Wons, or 539.79 euros.
Initially, 400,000 devices would go on sale in South Korea, according to the Wall Street Journal. The other Asian countries concerned by the return of the Galaxy Note 7 would receive less significant stocks.
The Galaxy Note 7 being machina non grata on European territory, French users will have no chance to get hold of the Fandom Edition of the phone without importing it directly from Korea. Otherwise, fans of the Samsung phablette can always take their trouble in patience until the release of the Galaxy Note 8.