Samsung Galaxy Note 7R live images surface online, to sport smaller battery

NEW DELHI: The refurbished version of Samsung’s now-discontinued Note 7 phablet recently cleared FCC certification. Dubbed Galaxy Note 7R, the device has now surfaced online in live images.

The images, shared by TechnoBuffalo website, show the ‘About Phone’ section of the Galaxy Note 7R’s settings. If the images are to be believed, the device is identical to the original Galaxy Note 7 in terms of design. It’s seen as sporting a dual-edge curved display, along with a physical Home button below it.

Based on the details visible in the images, Samsung Galaxy Note 7R runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box and has a 3,200mAh battery. This is smaller than the battery capacity of the Galaxy Note 7.

According to another report by SlashGear website, the refurbished Note 7 will be priced lesser than the original Note 7.

In terms of specifications, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 came with a 5.7-inch Quad HD dual-edge Super AMOLED display of 1440×2560 pixel resolution, protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Based on the market, the smartphone was powered by an octa-core Exynos 8890 processor or a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, clubbed with 4GB of RAM. It included 64GB of expandable storage, along with a 12MP dual-pixel rear-camera with optical image stabilization. A 5MP front-facing camera was included as well.

┬áIt’s worth mentioning that there were two battery issues which are said to have caused Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 phablet to catch fire. While the first one was related to batteries made by Samsung’s own SDI division, the second was related to batteries sourced from Amperex Technology, a third-party battery supplier. After multiple users started complaining about the handset’s batteries, Samsung recalled the phablet from the market and after a few months, revealed the exact reason for the batteries catching fire.