Samsung Galaxy Note7R Price and Specs : Refurbished Note7, A Great Purchase?

Contrary to what some people believe, Samsung didn't destroy all of the hazardous Galaxy Note7 units that it recalled from October to December 2016.

Instead, the Korean Giant merely fixed them along with other units that were never sold to address their main issue -- the one that led to the most expensive debacle in the smartphone industry of the past half decade.

Samsung Galaxy Note7R

In fact, today - May 12, 2017, the company finally started selling the Samsung Galaxy Note7R (R for Refurbished) in China via online gadget shops with price tag starting at $520 USD or around Php 25,880 with current conversion and before taxes -- that's more than Php 10,000 off the Note7's supposed price upon launch back in Q4 2016.

According to insiders, soon, Samsung will bring this new model to other key markets around the world -- hopefully, including the Philippines.

Samsung Galaxy Note7R

If Samsung can guarantee that these Galaxy Note7R units will not explode, then I certainly believe that consumers should check it out.

I mean, given the phablet's many attractive flagship-level selling points - including its powerhouse internal hardware, industry-leading stylus support, large curved SuperAMOLED display, top-notch imaging capabilities, and good security features - including the Iris Scanner, I think Note7R is a real steal at this greatly lowered price point.

Samsung Galaxy Note7R

Obviously, the release of the Galaxy Note7R is great news for all mobile consumers as it further expands our choices when picking a new daily driver. I wonder, though, how Samsung will address the fact that this re-issue would most likely cannibalize on the sales of its similarly priced A-Series models; One problem solved, another surfaces.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name : Samsung Galaxy Note7R
Type : Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen), Phablet with Stylus
Price Category : High-End (Flagship Level)
Dimensions : 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm
Weight : 169 grams
Available Colors : Gold Platinum, Black Onyx
Operating System : Android 6.0 Marshmallow with TouchWiz Skin
Display : 5.7 inches (~78.0% screen-to-body ratio), 1440 x 2560 pixels (~518 ppi pixel density), Super AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 5 capacitive toucscreen, Always On Display, 16M colors, Curved, Gorilla Glass 5
Processor, GPU, Chipset : 64-Bit Octa Core Exynos 8890 Octa
RAM : 4 GB RAM
Internal Storage : 64 GB expandable via hybrid nanoSIM slot that doubles as microSD card slot supporting up to 200GB
Camera : Main: 12 MegaPixels, f/1.7 aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus, Optical Image Stabilization, LED flash, 1/2.6' sensor size, 1 ┬Ám pixel size, Touch Focus, Geo-tagging, Face detection, Auto HDR, Panorama Front: 5 MegaPixels, f/1.7, Dual Video call, Auto HDR
Video Capture : Main: 2160p @ 30fps, 1080p @ 60fps, Optical Image Stabilization, Auto HDR Front: 1080p @ 30 fps, Auto HDR, Dual Video Recording, Live Panorama
Audio and Video Playback : Video: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8, HEVC, Full HD (1080p), UHD (depends on variant) Audio: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC(*), WAV(*) (*) Ultra High Quality Audio (~192KHz, 24 bit) support
Ports : USB Type C, 3.5 mm combo jack
Connectivity, Sharing : 4G LTE-A Cat9, 3G HSPA+, WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), HT80 MIMO(2x2) 620Mbps, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X, ANT+, NFC, S Beam, Samsung AllShare Play and Control, Samsung AllShare Cast (WiFi Display), Mirroring and Extension, Samsung AllShare Framework
Sensors : Accelerometer, RGB Light, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer, Temperature, Humidity, Gesture, Heart Rate Monitor, Touch-Type Finger Scanner, UV, Iris Scanner
GPS : A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
Network : 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 (TBC)
SIM Card Type : Dual nanoSIM = nanoSIM 1 (LTE) + nanoSIM 2 (2G, Hybrid)
Battery : Non-Removable Li-Ion 3,200 mAh battery, Wireless Charging compatible, Fast battery charging
Uptime : TBD
Value-Added Features : Flagship Release, S-Pen, Large Display, IP68 Certified, Dual Pixel Camera, Iris Scanner
Announcement : May 2017
Availability : Q2 2017
Price : Starts at $520 USD
Price Guesstimate in the Philippines - Php 28,000 - Php 30,000

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