iFixit teardown of Note 7 Fan Edition reveals it is almost identical to the original

The Galaxy Note 7 was a catastrophe on an epic scale, one that will have ruined smaller corporations who don’t have the sources of Samsung. However earlier than the first studies of unexplained fires began arriving, the telephone was getting rave opinions – many referred to as it the finest Android system on the market at the time.

In February, studies arrived claiming Samsung was planning to promote refurbished variations of the flamable handset, solely with out the battery points that plagued the original (and alternative) Note 7s. These new variations, that are at the moment solely accessible in South Korea, are referred to as the Galaxy Note Fan Edition, considerably satirically.

Samsung stated the new Note 7s function “upgraded elements,” and thanks to iFixit performing one of its well-known teardowns, we now know precisely what’s modified: not quite a bit, it seems.

The primary distinction is, clearly, the battery. The Fan Edition’s is 9 % smaller than the original’s and has a 12.32 Wh (3200mAh) capability in contrast to the earlier 13.48 Wh (3500mAh). The general dimension is additionally barely smaller and it is 2.three grams lighter.

“Past batteries, we have got precisely the identical telephone: no proof of the rumored processor bumps, and no surprises,” writes iFixit.

There are additionally some delicate adjustments to the antenna sample, which can be associated to compatibility for Korean networks. The location provides it a four/10 repairability rating, noting that the glass on the back and front, together with the sturdy adhesive on the rear, imply it’s a tough telephone to repair.

Samsung plans to promote simply 400,000 Fan Editions in South Korea, however it hasn’t dominated out increasing to different markets. The handset prices slightly below 700,000 received (roughly $616).

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