Poll results: Would you import the 6 GB RAM Note 7 if it launches as China-exclusive?
We asked you last week whether you would import a 6 GB RAM Note 7 if Samsung releases it as China-exclusive. Well, less than 40% of our respondents said a resounding "no", while the rest would either try and import it, or wait to see what the price tag is first, and then mull getting it.
Last week, Samsung all but confirmed the existence of a Note 7 with bumped up RAM and storage... for China only. The reason cited was that local brands are "aggressively doing marketing with high-capacity memory," and Samsung wants to defend its market share against the locals. Makes sense, but what about those of us that have been primed to wait for a Note 7 with 6 GB RAM globally?
We've been hearing about that elusive Note 7 model with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB of internal storage for a while, both from benchmarks, and when itmade a stop over at the Chinese equivalent of the FCC, of all places. The version was 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 smells pretty fishy to us, given the bump in memory you get, so take the price tag with a grain of pink himalayan. The source then tipped an August 26 preorder start, and September 2 release date, but we'll see if that pans out.