Samsung released the Galaxy Note Fan Edition last month for its fans of the original Note 7. What Samsung did was remove the defective battery of the original unit and put in its place a smaller and safer battery. With this, Samsung hoped that they would effectively reuse the unused parts from the Note 7 inventory while reducing the financial impact of the global recall. It seems that the gamble has paid off, with the Note Fan Edition already out of stocks in the Korean market.
According to a report from The Korea Times, the 4,00,000 units of the Galaxy Note Fan Edition have already found owners within two days of the emergence of its sale. The report states that the Black Onyx and the Blue Coral variants of the smartphone are selling like hot cakes. The $610 smartphone will not be available once the stocks end.
Experts have also claimed that the Note Fan Edition is selling at the same rate as the Galaxy S8 flagship. It is also said that the Note Fan Edition is causing around 6o percent of device activations in the country.
This shows that had the Note 7 not developed the dangerous glitch, it would have gone ahead to become one of the best-selling Samsung smartphones. Maybe Samsung should continue to make an updated version of the Note 7 at a lesser price, even when the Galaxy Note 8 comes to the market....