Samsung always goes all-out on specifications with its Note lineup, but with the Note 7 this wasn’t quite the case. It packs top of the line specifications for sure, but they are nearly identical to that of the Galaxy S7 from earlier this year. Many expected to see the phone launch with more storage, better features, and over everything else, more RAM.
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When Samsung officially confirmed that the Note 7 would only have 4GB of RAM, many were disappointed since rumors had been floating around for months stating that the phone would pack 6GB of RAM. It didn’t help Samsung’s case that far less expensive devices such as the OnePlus 3 include 6GB of RAM.
That said, we now know for a fact that Samsung is indeed planning to launch a Galaxy Note 7 variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, but sadly it won’t be coming to most regions.
Samsung Mobile chief DJ Koh recently confirmed that Samsung is actively working on releasing this new Note 7 variant in the Chinese market since many brands in that region put a heavy emphasis on having the best numbers on paper. Over the past three years Samsung has seen a decline in sales of its smartphones, so an upgraded model certainly makes sense for this region.
Unfortunately this new variant will come at a high cost. The standard Note 7 retails for upwards of $800 in the US, but this new variant will allegedly cost over $900. If we do ever see this variant launch outside of the Chinese market, we can only hope Samsung will trim down that cost a bit.