Samsung May Rebrand Galaxy Note 7 To Galaxy Note FE

And no, it doesn’t stand for fiery explosion

It’s almost a certainty that Samsung will be re-releasing its Galaxy Note 7 to the public later this year. The Galaxy Note 7 is still one of the best big-screen, small-body phones that we’ve ever reviewed, and many people are eagerly awaiting the return of the Korean company’s phablet to stores. But a problem remains – how do you market the phone to consumers while trying to keep its explosive history at bay?

For Samsung, the answer is simple – give it a new name. The Galaxy Note 7 is widely rumored to be launched with the Galaxy Note 7R moniker (R is for refurbished) but if Korean outlet ET News is to be believed, Samsung will giving the ill-fated phablet a new name.

Citing a plurality of mobile communication companies’ as its source, ET News has said that Samsung will be renaming the Galaxy Note 7 to Galaxy Note FE or Fandom Edition, in an effort to downplay the refurbished smartphone image. Around 300,000 refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices are set to be released come June, and the new/old phones will come with smaller batteries and will cost 30% less than the original.


John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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  1. Samsung Galaxy Note FE – Failed Example.

    Good thing Samsung knows how to learn from their mistakes.

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