Samsung Galaxy Note 7R Release Details & Price Speculations

By Michael Augustin , Updated May 14, 2017 12:15 AM EDT

Ever since Samsung's battery fiasco with the Galaxy Note 7 last year, consumers have reportedly moved on and eagerly await the Korean tech giant's next Note model for 2017. However, it seems that before users can get their hands on the Galaxy Note 8, the manufacturer plans to release the Samsung Galaxy Note 7R. The device has just passed through the FCC and it appears to go public soon.

According to Redmondpie, consumers have already forgotten about the Note 7 and clearly anticipate the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Instead, the Korean electronics company plans to introduce the re-branded Samsung Galaxy Note 7R. The original was recalled by the company due to many production issues that mostly centered on its battery and its tendency to catch fire unexpectedly. The company has apparently tweaked its internal hardware to avoid the issue that plagued almost all of the Note 7 units last year.

Consumers should expect the Samsung Galaxy Note 7R to bear the same look and size externally. Its design, colors, features are all the same as the original model except for its battery capacity. According to analysts, the revamped model will come with a 3200mAh battery instead of the original 3500mAh that was featured on the Note 7.

According to reports, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7R will ship with Android 7.0 on-board. It still holds a 5.7-inch 2K Super AMOLED touchscreen with the curved edges and a Samsung Exynos 8890 chipset at its heart. Availability of the device has not yet been confirmed in other countries except for South Korea.

Android Authority reports that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7R will have a price could be almost "50 percent cheaper" than the original model. It was also reported that the 7R will launch ahead of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Speculations have placed its price to be around $620 based on the exchange of the Korean Won.

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