During late 2016, Samsung recalled millions of Galaxy Note 7 devices following multiple reports of exploding batteries. The recall costed Samsung an estimated $5.3 billion and led to a lengthy investigation regarding battery safety.
Samsung faced criticism regarding the design of the devices, testing protocols and future disposal plans for the recalled devices. Instead of disposing of devices, Samsung has chosen to sell a refurbished, rebranded version of the device.
The devices, called the Galaxy Note FE (Fan Edition), are made from unused Galaxy Note 7 devices and spare parts. The new devices’ batteries have less capacity than the Galaxy Note 7, and have been through Samsung’s new battery testing process.
The Galaxy FE is currently available for purchase in South Korea for 699,600 won, or $610. Samsung has not indicated plans of selling the device outside of South Korea.