The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was one of the most anticipated flagship smartphones last year. Unfortunately, it was taken off the market not long after due to some manufacturing defects, much to the chagrin of Note fans. Well, revised (and safer) units of the device – dubbed the Galaxy Note FE – may be arriving in Malaysia soon.
First spotted by Mdroid, Yes’ list of supported devices on its 4G LTE network include several new products, including the Galaxy Note FE. However, a quick check on Yes’ website doesn’t show the Note FE; it’s possible that the company simply hasn’t updated the list yet.
In terms of specifications, the Galaxy Note FE isn’t all that different from the Note 7. The most noticeable difference, of course, lies in its battery capacity. Instead of the Note 7’s 3,500mAh battery, the Note FE comes with a slightly smaller 3,200mAh cell; a necessary change to ensure that the revised device wouldn’t catch fire.
Other specifications of the Galaxy Note FE include a 5.7-inch 1440p Super AMOLED display, an Exynos 8890 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, a 12MP dual-pixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation, a 5MP front-facing shooter, as well as an IP68-rated body. Of course, even the S-Pen is water-resistant.
Whether or not the Samsung Galaxy Note FE will be made available in Malaysia still remains to be seen. Considering the fact that the Galaxy Note 8 officially retails at RM3,999, we imagine the Note FE will serve as a more affordable option.