The year 2016 was a very bad year for Samsung. The year saw the sales of Samsung devices drop by a significant number and also affecting their overall credibility. The main reason was the exploding batteries of the then newly launched Galaxy Note 7, where many devices caught fire due to a faulty battery design. This was a huge setback and also a big lesson for the company. Samsung had then announced that they would redesign the device, and have now cleared all the tests for Samsung Galaxy Note 7R. The Price of the Note 7R will be less than the original Note 7. Samsung had recalled all the Galaxy Note 7 devices, and have designed the new device using the spare parts of the original devices.

Samsung had recently applied for an FCC clearance for the refurbished model, and have received all the certifications for safety and durability in the portable device category. The Note 7R will be absolutely safe to use and will perform just as good as the original phablet, a spokesperson said. Samsung has reduced the battery capacity of the device and has apparently also made some changes to the device’s power handling capabilities so that the device stays cool throughout every charge cycle the phone is subjected to.

The main specifications of the phone will remain essentially the same though. The device will house the Samsung Exynos CPU, 4 Gigabytes of RAM along with a 12MP primary camera and 5MP secondary one. We’re expecting the battery to be kept around 3000mAh this time; the battery will be fast charging supportive though. Samsung hasn’t taken the feature away out of any heating fears. Also, the original metal and glass body has been retained with a 5.7” QHD 2K dual-edge curved display. Also, the Note 7R will be shipped with Android 7.0 Nougat installed; the Note 7 came with Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow.

The refurbished model, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7R will be launched in South Korea, the home grounds of Samsung initially and then based upon the response there, it will launch the device in China, India, UAE, Europe and then the rest of the world. One thing to be noted here is that Samsung isn’t planning a launch in the US anytime soon. Samsung hasn’t given any statement on the reasons behind not launching the device in the US.

Whatever may be the case, we’ll get to see the Note 7R falling into hands of users before the Note 8 does. Probably Samsung is delaying the launch of Note 8 to make room for the Note 7R. We would love to get our hands on the device and test it out as the device initially did not even get a chance to impress its shine before having to go to the graveyard. Best wishes to Samsung.