Exclusive Note 7 with 6 GB RAM may be released for preorder in China on August 26


That stuff of legends, the unicorn, the Note 7 model with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB of internal storage recently got certified by the Chinese equivalent of the FCC. The version was then listed as a dual SIM Note 7, hence the doubling of flash memory compared to the global Note 7 units - after all, if you use the hybrid slot tray to put two SIM at once, you will be deprived of the ability to expand the internal storage with a microSD memory card.

Then, from the underbelly of the Chinese blogosphere, came another confirmation that such a beast may indeed exist, complete with pricing. According to carrier promotional staff there, the 6GB RAM/128 GB Galaxy Note 7 will cost 6088 yuan in China, while the base 4 GB/64 GB model will run for 5688 yuan, though it doesn't become clear if that one will be dual SIM. That's $912 and $853, respectively, and such a small difference smelled pretty fishy to us, given the bump in memory you get, so take these prices with a grain of salt.

Afterwards, Samsung itself sort of confirmed the existence of a China-exclusive Note 7 model with 6 GB RAM, citing local brands that are "aggressively doing marketing with high-capacity memory." Well, the source that tipped its price before that, also mentioned an August 26 preorder start, and September 2 release date.

Lo and behold, Samsung China just announced itself August 26 as the preorder date, so that might indeed be the day when a Note 7 with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage would officially strut for the cameras. We'll keep an eye on the developments, and report on the actual price tag of such a beast, having in mind our poll where a lot of the respondents expressed interest in importing it, as you can see below.

Would you import the 6 GB RAM Note 7 if it launches as China-exclusive?

Yes
36.25%
No
37.88%
Depends on the price
25.87%

source: PlayfulDroid

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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9 Comments

1. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Good way to destroy your international markets sales. So go ahead and please your Chinese customers.

2. Mikele

Posts: 185; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Don't be bothered about PA I believe SAMSUNG wouldn't make the mistakes they made for Note 5 as it happened for Europe.

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5746; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

IMO 99% of Samsung's customers these days are average consumers I doubt any of them are going to known, let alone care about having not as much RAM

5. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

More like 99% of all smartphone buyers.

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5746; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yep, exactly For all major brands, but in particular Samsung and Apple Excluding Google/Nexus, OnePlus and maybe some ohter Chinese brands like Xiamoi

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Galaxy Note 7 pro? Or Galaxy Note 7 Chi?

6. Obádárà

Posts: 218; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

... DO WE REALLY NEED A 6GB RAM? IF NO OEM IS USING 6GB RAM, WOULDN'T WE USE SMARTPHONE AGAIN? I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE CRY OF NO 6GB RAM FOR NOTE 7 THAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN POPULARISING. IF YOU WANT A 6GB RAM PHONE, BUY FROM ANOTHER OEM...

7. Vennga

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 18, 2016

Somos muchos los que hemos estado esperando el note 7 con 6 Gbytes de RAM, y no es justo que no llegue a Europa, quisiéramos saber donde poder adquirirlo.

9. Marslander

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

I don't much sense in trying to import it to the States if it doesn't get North American LTE bands.

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