The Galaxy Note 7R is one step closer to its release. Over the weekend, the device was granted Bluetooth certification, further indicating that Samsung is in the final stages of gathering the documentation required to launch the handset on the open market.

At the beginning of the month, the Galaxy Note 7R received approval from the FCC and last week it was reported that Samsung's submitting the unit to South Korea's National Radio Research Agency, which is the last pitstop the handset needs to make before it can hit the shelves in the region.

As we said in our initial coverage, it can take the National Radio Research Agency anywhere between two-to-four weeks to conduct its extensive tests, leading us to believe that the Galaxy Note 7R will be ready for release by the beginning of June at the latest.

The Galaxy Note 7R will sport the same design as its predecessor

Rumors suggest that the Galaxy Note 7R will sport the same design and internals as its predecessor, so it should have a 5.7-inch display, an Exynos 8890 CPU, 4GB of RAM and a 12MP rear-facing camera, though it's said to have a smaller 3,200mAh battery.