Hot news! Combustible Galaxy Note 7 to return as 'Galaxy Note FE'
What could FE stand for? Fried Ears? Fearful Explosions? Flaming Emissions?
Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is about to make its comeback.
Samsung's review of the device found it had put battery-makers' feet to the fire in an effort to get them making batteries worthy of Samsung's all-day-operation ambitions, but that in so doing it pushed them beyond their capabilities.
That finding left Samsung with perfectly good phones wanting only a non-explosive battery, so it planned a fire sale to offload the remaining stock.
Reports from Korean newswire Yonhap and the Wall Street Journal suggest the device will re-appear next week as the “Galaxy Note FE”. That's FE for “Fandom Edition”. Not “Fried Ears” or “Fear Explosions”.
Yonhap says it'll be priced “below 700,000 won (US$616)”, a price tag for a recent phablet capable of Fuelling Excitement. ®