The Samsung Galaxy Note FE Price & Availability CONFIRMED!

Fans of the Samsung Galaxy Note7, and those who prefer a front fingerprint sensor, rejoice! The Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition, Galaxy Note FE for short, is coming to Malaysia! Samsung Malaysia has officially announced the price and availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note FE! Get the full details here!

Updated @ 2017-10-12 : Added the confirmed price and availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note FE. Added a discussion on the price, additional information on Bixby, and pictures of the first Galaxy Note FE units in Malaysia!

Originally posted @ 2017-10-11

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What Is The Samsung Galaxy Note FE?

When Samsung recalled their Galaxy Note7 phablets, they were left with about 2.5 million of them. That’s not a lot by their usual sale volume, but still a very large number of devices to dispose of.

Instead of disposing them, Samsung refurbished approximately 400,000 of them for sale in South Korea as the Samsung Galaxy Note FE. The only hardware difference was the replacement of their original 3,500 mAh battery to a slightly smaller 3,200 mAh battery that has undergone their new 8-point battery safety check protocol. On the software end, it comes with Android 7.0 Nougat, and supports Samsung Bixby, albeit without Bixby Vision and Bixby Voice.

The Samsung Galaxy Note FE Price & Availability CONFIRMED!

To their surprise, the Samsung Galaxy Note FE was very well-received – completely selling out in South Korea. That led to Galaxy Note7 fans to call for it to be introduced to other countries as well. And now, the Galaxy Note Fan Edition is coming to Malaysia!

 

Introducing The Samsung Galaxy Note FE!

Take a look at the first Samsung Galaxy Note FE phablets in Malaysia!

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note FE Specifications

In this table, we compare its specifications to the Samsung Galaxy Note7 :

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy Note FESamsung Galaxy Note7
Display5.7" Super AMOLED dual-edge display
- 1440 x 2560 pixels (577 ppi)
5.7" Super AMOLED dual-edge display
- 1440 x 2560 pixels (577 ppi)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5 (front & back panels)Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front & back panels)
Operating System (At Launch)Android 7.0 NougatAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
System PlatformSamsung Exynos 8890 OctaSamsung Exynos 8890 Octa
Memory4 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM4 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM
Storage Options64 GB / 128 GB internal flash storage
One microSD slot (shared with SIM 2) - supports up to 200 GB
64 GB / 128 GB internal flash storage
One microSD slot (shared with SIM 2) - supports up to 200 GB
Front Camera5 MP sensor with f/1.7 lens5 MP sensor with f/1.7 lens
Rear Camera12 MP Sony / Samsung (1.4 µm) sensor with f/1.7 lens, optical image stabilisation (OIS) and LED flash12 MP Sony / Samsung (1.4 µm) sensor with f/1.7 lens, optical image stabilisation (OIS) and LED flash
Dual SIM capabilityHybrid dual SIM (dual active capability)
- SIM 2 + microSD shared slot
Hybrid dual SIM (dual active capability)
- SIM 2 + microSD shared slot
ConnectivityNetwork : LTE Cat. 16 (1 Gbps / 150 Mbps)
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz), MIMO (2 x 2)
Bluetooth : Version 5.0 LE, ANT+
Others : USB 3.1, NFC, GPS
Network : LTE Cat. 16 (1 Gbps / 150 Mbps)
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz), MIMO (2 x 2)
Bluetooth : Version 5.0 LE, ANT+
Others : USB 3.1, NFC, GPS
Fingerprint SensorYes, Home ButtonYes, Home Button
Iris ScannerYesYes
Other SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity, RGB Light, Geo-magnetic, Gyro, Barometer, Hall, HRMAccelerometer, Proximity, RGB Light, Geo-magnetic, Gyro, Barometer, Hall, HRM
BixbyYes
(Without Bixby Vision + Voice)
No
S PenYesYes
Water & Dust ResistanceIP68IP68
Battery3,200 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
- fast charging capability (wired & wireless)
- wireless charging (WPC and PMA)
3,500 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
- fast charging capability (wired & wireless)
- wireless charging (WPC and PMA)
Dimensions153.5 mm tall
73.9 mm wide
7.9 mm thick
153.5 mm tall
73.9 mm wide
7.9 mm thick
Weight169 g169 g
Colour OptionsBlue Coral, Silver Titanium, Gold Platinum, Black OnyxBlue Coral, Silver Titanium, Gold Platinum, Black Onyx

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note FE Price & Availability

When we leaked the news, we expected the Samsung Galaxy Note FE to be priced between RM 2,599 and RM 2,699, based on the original July launch price, and the current exchange rate. The difference in the discount when it was launched in South Korea, and when it’s launched here in Malaysia, is due to the change in currency rates.

Samsung Galaxy Note7 Samsung Galaxy Note FE Difference
Launch Price (USD) $849 $610 $239 (28%)
Launch Price (MYR) RM 3,199 RM 2,599 (Confirmed) RM 600 (19%)

Samsung Malaysia has just confirmed that the Galaxy Note FE will be sold at RM 2,599 / ~US$ 619, including the 6% GST. Although some argue that it should be cheaper, we didn’t think so, because the new Samsung Galaxy Note8 is priced significantly higher at RM 3,999 / ~US$ 949.

The Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition is not just RM 1,400 (~US$ 333) cheaper than the Galaxy Note8, it will also appeal to Galaxy Note fans who prefer a front fingerprint sensor. Dashken, your wish has been answered!

The Samsung Galaxy Note FE will be available for purchase at all Samsung Experience Stores, authorised dealers and selected channel partners, beginning 25 October 2017. Two colour options will be offered – Coral Blue and Black Onyx.

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