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.
The upcoming Galaxy S8 will be getting bigger displays than its phablet Note series. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are expected to come with 5.8″ and 6.2″ Super AMOLED displays respectively, making them the biggest Galaxy S series yet.
Similar to the LG G6 that was announced recently, the new Samsung flagships will be going for a taller proportion with an 18:9 display aspect ratio. Combine that with a reduced bezel design, it’s now possible to have a larger screen without having to feel like a mammoth phablet in your hands.
Furthermore, Samsung will continue to use dual curved displays which would also reduce the overall width. So how do they stack up against the rest? We now have a better visual comparison thanks to serial leakster @onleaks.
In the last three months of 2016, Apple had overtaken Samsung for the number 1 position in global smartphone shipments as reported by Strategy Analytics. They had shipped a total of 78.3 million iPhone units while controlling a market share of 17.8% in Q4 2016. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as Apple had just reported their record-breaking sales for the last quarter.
The root cause of the ill-fated Galaxy Note7 problems is finally revealed. After months of internal and independent investigations involving 700 researchers and more than 30,000 batteries, Samsung has officially announced their findings and their upcoming measures to prevent such incidents from happening.
Was it due to fast charging, USB Type-C or design? Read on to find out.
An interesting report surfaced on Reuters which claims that Samsung will likely pin the blame for their exploding Galaxy Note7 smartphones on the battery. The thing is, this is already something the company has done in the past — hence the recall — but that didn’t turn out so well for them when the replacement units themselves started catching fire too.
Many, including Samsung themselves, have scratched their heads to try and figure out why the — frankly awesome — Galaxy Note 7 smartphone wouldn’t stop “exploding“. So far, the best we’ve got was that there was going to be a new investigation into this issue and that the results could be announced “by the end of this year“.
However, it looks like someone might have beaten the investigators to the punch as Instrumental technology reveals what could be the most reasonable explanation to the Note7’s fires.
The Samsung Galaxy Note7 was a major disaster for Samsung this year. After a series of fire incidents, the flagship phablet had to be recalled indefinitely due to safety concerns.
Before Samsung releases its next big thing next year, the Korean smartphone maker would need to assure consumers that such incidents would not occur again with their future models. To address the concerns, a new round of investigation on the Note7 was initiated with product safety authorities and experts from both Korea and the US.
With most major airlines including AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines and Malindo Air banning the Galaxy Note7 from their flights, Samsung Malaysia is setting up special booths to provide support to its current users.
Since you’re not allowed to carry the device onboard your flight, you may return your Galaxy Note7 at these booths located at KLIA and KLIA 2. This is applicable for Note7 units purchased from Samsung Malaysia and from other markets.
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If you’re still using a Galaxy Note7, you better take note of this. A Samsung Galaxy Note7 had caught fire in Malaysia this morning and it looks like an official unit from Samsung Malaysia.