Last year, the much-awaited Note 7 turned into a disaster as units exploded, the cause of which was later found out to be faulty batteries.
If you were troubled with the slower speeds, bugs and performance of your Galaxy C9 Pro smartphone, (although that's unlikely) you'll be happy to know that Samsung is rolling out the Android Nougat 7.1.1 update for these smartphones in India. The one meant exclusively for the Chinese market is likely to be powered by a Snapdragon 660 processor. With the Galaxy Note8, consumers get two 12MP rear cameras with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) on both the wide-angle and telephoto lenses to capture great looking photos, even in lowlight environments, a bigger "Infinity Display" that fits nicely in the hand, and the S Pen which is the Note's signature tool.
According to the leaked listing, at least one of the two Galaxy A 2018 phones, will have an unusual 18.5:9 aspect ratio.
"The Galaxy Note FE is Samsung's direct response to the company's commitment to responsibly dispose the Galaxy Note7 devices", said Samsung in a press release. However, most of the phones still retain the traditional 16:9 aspect ratio. It's not for everyone though.
It features upgraded software too, and now includes Samsung's digital assistant Bixby. It is IP68 certified for one, which makes it dust and water-resistant and also it comes with Samsung's characteristic Always-on display. Since the phone's relaunch in South Korea in July 2017, there haven't been incidents relating to its past problems, luckily. The device manager and Camera, interfaces and performance has been improved by Samsung.
The price has also seen a reduction from the original Note 7's launch price of P39,990 to P32,990. For a 2016 flagship with a flawed history, a more dramatic price reduction might have made it worthy of a recommendation.
The Note 7, minus the explosions, was a good device after all.
In India, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy C9 Pro back in January at Rs. 36,900.
The smartphone has a 16-megapixel shooter on the back with dual-tone LED flash, f/1.9 aperture and a 16-megapixel selfie camera.