Before the launch of the upcoming Galaxy Note8, Samsung gave their loyal note fans a treat with the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition (FE). These devices are basically refurbished (and unopened) Note7s with a new battery in it.
But did they really slap in a new battery? Well, iFixit tore their Fan Edition to pieces to find out.
UPDATE: Samsung Galaxy Note FE is now official using unopened Galaxy Note7 units with unused parts.
As Samsung is preparing to launch its new Galaxy Note8, the Korean smartphone maker is also releasing an alternative version that also comes with a productive S Pen.
After recalling the Galaxy Note7 and offering full refunds last year, Samsung is about to release refurbished units that are now deemed safe to use. From the looks of it, the new refurbished model will be called the Galaxy FE and it could be going on sale on 7th July with pre-orders to start a day earlier.