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Samsung to release refurbished Galaxy Note 7 in Malaysia

2017/10/12 17:34

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SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it will release a refurbished edition of its Galaxy Note 7 in Malaysia late October, months after starting its sales in South Korea.

The Galaxy Note FE is made from the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone that was pulled from the shelves last year due to batteries catching fire while being recharged. The Galaxy Note FE has all the features of last year's flagship phablet but comes with a smaller battery capacity to assuage safety concerns.

Samsung earlier released the refurbished device in South Korea in July, which was hugely popular here. Around 400,000 units of the Galaxy Note FE allocated for South Korea sold out in two months.

The South Korean tech giant said it will release the device in Malaysia on Oct. 25 at a price tag of 2,599 Malaysian Ringgit (US$616).

The device will be equipped with a partial version of Samsung's voice recognition system Bixby. It can be used to schedule reminders. The device also boasts an iris scanner, a stylus pen, and is resistant to water and dust.

Samsung said it currently does not have plans for the overseas release of the Galaxy Note FE in other countries.

Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy Note FE (Yonhap) Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy Note FE (Yonhap)

colin@yna.co.kr

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