There has been a whole lot of talk lately about a higher-specced version of the Galaxy Note 7 heading to China. A Galaxy Note 7 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, instead of the base model which offers 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It was seemingly “confirmed” that it was indeed heading to China. However, now it appears that it’s still under review. At least if a report out of Tech Radar is to be believed. The Samsung representative that they spoke with said that they are currently only planning to offer the model that was announced on August 2nd at Unpacked.
Samsung’s head of mobile, DJ Koh, told the Korean media earlier this week that the 6GB of RAM model of the Galaxy Note 7 did exist. However, he did not confirm that it would be launching. Koh did also explain that his company was considering the device with those specs for China, to help combat the competition that they are seeing in China lately. Which is likely where the media jumped in claiming that the Galaxy Note 7 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage was “confirmed” for China. And it does make quite a bit of sense, the only thing is that, it hasn’t been confirmed. Even though Koh mentioning it, basically confirmed it.
When Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 7 last week at a press event in New York City, many were hoping to see 6GB of RAM included. Seeing as that is quickly becoming the industry standard. With devices like the ZTE AXON 7 and OnePlus 3 both launching at $399 with 6GB of RAM, and the Galaxy Note 7 is more than twice that price with less RAM. There weren’t many rumors about having 128GB of internal storage, but it is something that fans wanted. Even with the device sporting a micro SD card slot, that supports up to 256GB of storage. The Galaxy Note 7 is priced pretty competitively in China, compared to other countries. It’s actually fairly close to the asking price in the US. While many other countries are being forced to pay much higher prices.