With a looming release date, Samsung Galaxy Note FE or rather the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 has just made a stop at benchmarking platform Geekbench.
The Galaxy Note FE is expected to be unveiled in a few weeks’ time, probably on July 7, but the Korean company has remained silent on the matter – just as expected. Since confirming that it will be working on a refurbished Galaxy Note 7, Samsung has not added any other details to this, be it about the release date or even the possible changes to expect.
As far as the design is concerned, rumors have claimed that the Galaxy Note FE will keep everything that your eyes could see on the original Note 7. The case will also be the same as far as internals are concerned, but reports are adamant that the battery capacity will be reduced from 3500mAh to 3200mAh.
According to the benchmarks, it seems the performance specs will indeed be unchanged. The refurbished Galaxy Note 7, which carries model number SM-N935S, has just been listed on Geekbench and this has given us a clue of what to expect. As earlier rumored, the processor and RAM remain unchanged – an Exynos 8890 clocked at 1.59GHz and 4GB RAM module are there.
Just like any other flagship coming out this 2017, the Galaxy Note FE has Android 7.0 Nougat running the show out of the box. Sadly, this is just about everything the benchmarks have to say with respect to the hardware specs, however, there are some highlights on the kind of performance to expect when the phone is out.
From the look of things, the Galaxy Note 7R will be a beast of its own. The single-core score recorded is 1957 while the multi-core score recorded is an impressive 6092. These scores are in the same league as some of the latest flagships that have the newer Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 processors on board, which means the Galaxy Note FE will equally be a top performer.
Of course, such benchmarks don’t directly translate to similar life performance, but they give us an idea of what performance to expect. All this power will only be confirmed when the phone is made official in a few weeks’ time.
We all know what happened to the original Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The phone did not last long on the market following its mid-August release. While initial reviews had heaped praise on the flagship, the unexpected took center stage, with the phone exploding into flames in some cases, forcing the company to issue a recall.
At first, the tech giant thought this was to do with a default battery unit and as a result, it started redistributing new Galaxy Note 7 units with a different battery. This did not help cool down the situation and instead, everything got worse. When Samsung realized that things were getting out of control, it issued a second and final recall of the phone and subsequently discontinued it.
Earlier this year at the MWC, the company was challenged on matters of how it planned to dispose the numerous Galaxy Note 7 units it housed in its warehouses. This is when the idea of selling the refurbished Note 7 came up and as at the time of this writing, we only have a few weeks before the phone makes its second comeback.
So far, we know that Samsung will be selling the Galaxy Note FE in South Korea. While we’ve also seen a European or rather EMEA region variant of the phone certified with model number SM-N935F, the company has not confirmed the markets where this model will be sold. Clearer details should come out once the phone is made public.
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