Remember the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, that we all fell in love with that beautiful design, the very first smartphone to feature the Iris scanner and possibly my favorite. We also remember how the next big thing went bigger, literally. And that was something we will not forget and Samsung will not forget. But I loved Samsung’s approach to recall all the units and kill them off for good. And they were sorry too.

And few months later before the Note 8 was even launched, we saw the same Note 7 but with a smaller battery in it. And it was called the Samsung Galaxy Note FE (Not Iron. It’s a chemistry joke), but Fan Edition. Eversince the Note FE was announced, people all over the world went like “That’s the note I’d like to own.” including my friends. And it looks like tomorrow, Samsung Mobile Malaysia is going to announce the Note FE here in Malaysia. Yay!

You guys might be wondering what might be the difference between the Note FE and the Note 7. My friend, Dr. Adrian from TechArp did a comparison chart and you can take a look at it right below.



Samsung Galaxy Note FE

Samsung Galaxy Note7


5.7″ Super AMOLED dual-edge display
– 1440 x 2560 pixels (577 ppi)


Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front & back panels)

Operating System (At Launch) Android 7.0 Nougat Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
System Platform

Samsung Exynos 8890 Octa



Storage Options

64 GB / 128 GB internal flash storage
One microSD slot (shared with SIM 2) – supports up to 200 GB

Front Camera

5 MP sensor with f/1.7 lens

Rear Camera

12 MP Sony / Samsung (1.4 µm) sensor with f/1.7 lens, optical image stabilisation (OIS) and LED flash

Dual SIM capability

Hybrid dual SIM (dual active capability)
– SIM 2 + microSD shared slot


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 Sensor

Yes, Home Button

Iris Scanner


Other Sensors

Accelerometer, Proximity, RGB Light, Geo-magnetic, Gyro, Barometer, Hall, HRM



S Pen


Water & Dust Resistance



3,200 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)


153.5 mm tall
73.9 mm wide
7.9 mm thick


169 g

Colour Options Blue Coral, Silver Titanium, Gold Platinum, Black Onyx

Like I’ve mentioned earlier, the battery on the Note 7 is gone for good and now, the Note FE comes with a smaller battery, which is a 3,200 mAh Li-ON.

Now that we got that aside, you might be wondering about the pricing and availability. Like How much is it going to be sold for and when will it be available or is it a limited time only product. Well, honestly right now, we can’t really answer that but only make assumptions. Now in Korea, the Note FE was retailed for 699,000 KRW, which roughly converts to our beloved Ringgit to about RM 2,605+. But this is just an assumption. It could be higher or lower. But fret not, because this is where we will keep you updated about it tomorrow. Make sure to hit that like Button on our Facebook and stay tuned for the update. And you’ll be hearing from us real soon. 🙂

Also, huge thanks to my friend over at TechArp on the comparison as well. Do check them out as well!

Source: TechArp