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The Galaxy Note 7R could be launching sooner than you think

by Josh Levenson | May 11, 2017May 11, 2017 6:30 am PST

Samsung could launch the long-rumored Galaxy Note 7R in South Korea as early as this month, reports The Investor. The handset has already received approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission and requires certification from the state-run National Radio Research Agency before it can hit the shelves in the region.

Typically, it takes the National Radio Research Agency anywhere from two-to-four weeks to conduct all of its extensive tests, which leads Korean news publication Chosun Ilbo to believe that the Galaxy Note 7R will be ready for release by the beginning of June at the very latest.

The Galaxy Note 7R is expected to look identical to its predecessor. Under the hood, you should find the same 5.7-inch display, Exynos 8890 CPU, 4GB of RAM and 12MP rear-facing camera, though it’s said to have a smaller 3,200mAh battery and ship running Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, instead of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Only 300,000 units of the Galaxy Note 7R will go on sale

A recent report suggests that a mere 300,000 units of the Galaxy Note 7R will go on sale in South Korea. Each unit is believed to carry a price tag of 700,000 won ($620), around 300,000 won ($266) cheaper than the Galaxy Note 7.  However, some sources claim that it could cost as little as 500,000 won ($442) — but that seems pretty unlikely.

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Josh Levenson

Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...