Hong Kong version of Samsung Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM will be compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile networks

The Samsung Galaxy S8+ with 6GB of RAM will be sold unlocked in Hong Kong

The Samsung Galaxy S8+ with 6GB of RAM will be sold unlocked in Hong Kong

You might be ecstatic over your new Samsung Galaxy S8+. But if you live in the U.S., you brain might be nudging you about the version of the phone that features 6GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage. Yes, that is a 50% hike from the 4GB of RAM on your Galaxy S8+, not to mention the doubling of native storage. Your brain keeps repeating over and over how nice it would be to have that extra multi-tasking capability and all of that extra storage. Despite the heavy demand seen for the higher spec'd model, Samsung doesn't plan on selling it in the states at this time.

But there is some promising news out today. Samsung has confirmed that besides mainland China and South Korea, it will be offering the 6GB RAM variant of the Galaxy S8+ in Hong Kong. Your first reaction might be to shrug your shoulders and say "so what?." Ah, but here's the thing. Samsung has said that all of the phones it sells in Hong Kong are unlocked. While the 6GB RAM Galaxy S8+ will be locked to specific carriers in other markets, that will not be the case in Hong Kong.

This means that if your brain keeps bothering you about the 6GB RAM version of the Galaxy S8+, and you just have to have it, there is a way to work it out. You can dig deep into your wallet or purse, and buy the Hong Kong version of the premium model. Insert your AT&T or T-Mobile SIM card, and your brain will finally be able to leave you alone. That is, until the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is released.

source: SamMobile via SlashGear

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Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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33 Comments

1. hwanzi

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 20, 2017

hmmmm the temptation is real

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Yo, this 6GB RAM version is tempting as heck. Too bad it can't be gotten without hassle. At least, for people like me who do not live in China, let alone in Asia, to begin with.

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i run the s8+ on powersaving mode with flipping between apps and games constantly. never a hiccup. no reason to worry about the extra ram so far.

9. peace247 unregistered

There's already an unboxing and performance comparison of this on YouTube

26. Neoberry99

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 30, 2015

EBay or Amazon

2. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

Anyone making a trip to Hong Kong? :D

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Anyone making a trip to Hong Kong? :D Nah, more like importing it from Hong Kong. Easier that way.

18. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

thats funny lol

24. dimas

Posts: 3286; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Try checking expansys.com.hk next month if they got the inventory. I'm eyeing for a silver 128gb s8 if they ever make one since no silver color will go to my country.

5. umaru-chan

Posts: 339; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

Samsung should have gone 6GB RAM for all the region not just select few region. Discrimination is real here. But "smart" people who likes to prove their technical knowledge here said 4GB is more than enough for android. I wonder whether their tone will change if samsung put 6GB RAM for all version of note 8 and S9.

7. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1793; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Will wait until the Note 8 arrives... This S8 plus is just a placeholder until then..

10. Anderson36

Posts: 42; Member since: Apr 28, 2017

Note 8 isn't even worth it lol. An overgrown S8+ with an S Pen ain't gonna compete iPhone 8..... Especially when its going to have the same crap chipset whether it's exynos or snapdragon with crappy optimisation, the iPhone will be so far ahead with a single core score of 5000+ and multi core of 9000+. iPhone 8 will be the phone to beat this year followed by Nokia 9 and Pixel 2.

12. cmdacos

Posts: 3870; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Far ahead but does far less so I wouldn't even consider IPhone8 for what I need.

14. Anderson36

Posts: 42; Member since: Apr 28, 2017

That's a waste of money don't buy it just because it has a stylus. iPhone 8 will be far ahead of Note 8 in terms of design, speed, camera, battery life, storage of 256gb etc. Definitely the best smartphone of 2017.

25. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

Battery, camera and design are arguable. Speed, iPhone is faster, no argument there. But when it comes to storage, you cannot even bring that argument into this because Apple has never and will never allow SD cards, which will always put them behind in storage. And I rather have a "slower phone" with freedom.

28. Anderson36

Posts: 42; Member since: Apr 28, 2017

Internal storage is much better and faster though, And assuming if iPhone 8 has 256gb standard then there's no need of expandable storage.

15. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1793; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

LOL, you make me laugh... I have the S8+ and the optimization is perfect... No stutters or hiccups on my device so far. People who say the Note series is just a overgrown S series probably don't know how to use the S-Pen to it's full potential or aren't smart enough to use it at all.. All those benchmark scores mean nothing in the real world when most users are just opening apps... But if you get off on saying you can open a app milliseconds faster more power to you... I use iphone's as well and from how it looks so far the Note 8 has already beaten the iphone 8... If it even releases this year. The Note series and the a iphone aren't even in the same category at this point...

17. Anderson36

Posts: 42; Member since: Apr 28, 2017

Considering Note 8 most probably will be more expensive than S8, do you really think $100-$150 extra for just the S Pen with S8 specs is really worth it? same camera, same design, same processor and worse battery... iPhone 8 will destroy the Note 8 in almost every department lol

20. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1793; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Yep... It's worth it to me because I know how to get the full potential out of the s-pen, I use it for work a lot... The battery in my S8+ is outstanding, the standby time is really improved, that's where it was lacking before... The iPhone 7 doesn't even come close to matching the S7 Edge so I doubt the 8 will be able to hold a candle to the note 8... And remember I'm a fan of both as well as a user so you can't come talking that ish to me...

27. Anderson36

Posts: 42; Member since: Apr 28, 2017

S Pen might matter to you but for rest of the world it's camera, design, speed and battery life etc are must more important. All those would better on iPhone. *period* S8 has the same camera like S7 so Note 8 would probably include that same single camera too and battery would be smaller than S8+ lol. iPhone will completely get rid of bezels with a flat screen where as Note 8 would still include bezels on top and bottom with a fragile curved display. Fingerprint sensor on Note 8 is going to be on same awkward place too where iPhone's would be embedded under display.... you may prefer Note 8 over iPhone 8 because that's your opinion but there's no point of arguing here because we know iPhone 8 would be revolutionary unlike any previous iPhones we've seen and Note 8 will be the same.

29. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1793; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

It seems that you don't own a S8(+) because the camera is not the same as the S7 it's definitely a newer sensor with better processing, you can look that up. The fingerprint sensor is not as awkward as it seems once you have the phone and use it for a while. I have the plus and I'm already used to it being on the back so it's not an issue anymore, muscle memory. There are millions of people that care about the spen so you're wrong there. Let's HOPE the iPhone 8 is revolutionary because I want one too but considering apple's track record it may just wind up being a 7s.1 lol... If the note 8 is going to be like the S8 with included spen features then it's already best anything Apple will have put out this year and the next...

31. Tony_5600

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 09, 2017

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Alleged-Note-8-specs-and-schematics-tip-6.4-4K-display-6-GB-RAM-mysterious-perforations_id92334 No contest here, according to this leak Note 8 would be a major improvement over S8/S8+ which means it's going to be the best smartphone for 2017. iPhone 8 maybe distant second if it's released.

32. Anderson36

Posts: 42; Member since: Apr 28, 2017

It's FAKE.... Note series never improved that much from S series.

13. cmdacos

Posts: 3870; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Same for me. I have the s8 but the Note 8 will be my first note and I haven't seen anything coming from anyone that will change that for me.

16. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1793; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

@cmdacos Exactly... It will be note 8 and them everything else... I'll more than likely get the iphone 8 as well as my back-up device...

8. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

But will it work on ALL the frequency bands, or just some of them? It may not be worth it if the phone will not have signal half the time.

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The International version carries all GSM bands

11. epic_ninja420

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

Or just wait for the Note 8....

23. drunkenjay

Posts: 1645; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

note 8. 6gb to all regions but china and korea will have the 8gb ram version.

21. swarai

Posts: 83; Member since: Aug 07, 2014

I was tempted... Then I saw the price. I can never pay over $1000 for a phone

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