Samsung confirms plans to launch a Galaxy Note 7 with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space (but only in China)

Samsung confirms plans to launch a Galaxy Note 7 with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space (but only in China)
Speaking at a Galaxy Note 7 launch event in Seoul, South Korea, Samsung Mobile chief Koh Dong-jin confirmed plans to release a version of the handset with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. However, it looks like this will be available only in China - just as previously speculated.

According to The Korea Herald, Koh Dong-jin said that they're "reviewing the rollout" of this upgraded Galaxy Note 7 in China because local smartphone makers are "aggressively doing marketing with high-capacity memory." Globally, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 comes with just 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of expandable storage space, but it should be similar in all other aspects to the upgraded Chinese model.

It's well known that Samsung has troubles competing with Chinese handset vendors, as sales of its smartphones have slid for a third year in a row in China. With that in mind, it makes sense for the company to try and lure Chinese users with the best specs it's got. However, it would be nice - at least for some customers - if Samsung would also release a superior version of the Galaxy Note 7 globally. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like that's happening, but we'll let you know if we hear anything about this.


source: The Korea Herald

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33 Comments

1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

The moment you see Uber exit China, you know competitors are muscular over there. Back in the day all the latest tech release in silicon Valley, not anymore. I'm very happy to see Samsung stack up and benefits Chinese consumer over their own Korean consumer. Competition win in the end.

10. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Comparing Silicon valley with China. You must be supremely stupid. China has always been the production hub due to the cheap labour. Silicon valley is the hub of software development.

12. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

You really need to update yourself if you still think silicon Valley is still a hub mobile.nytimes.com/2016/08/03/technology/china-mob​ile-tech-innovation-silicon-valley.html When was the last time Samsung release extra ram exclusive to United states since 2GB ram galaxy s3?

22. TerryTerius unregistered

Silicon Valley is still a market-hub, for America at least. It's still enjoying significant job growth and wealth creation. As uneven as that wealth creation is, point still stands. http://siliconvalleyindicators.org/data/economy/employment/job-growth/ http://siliconvalleyindicators.org/data/economy/employment/monthly-unemployment-rate/ Migration to the area continues to be relatively high. http://siliconvalleyindicators.org/data/people/talent-flows-diversity/net-migration-flows/ Part of the result of that, is that San Jose is now the richest city in America by a fairly large margin. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-05/these-are-the-20-richest-cities-in-america' Granted, that doesn't get into the fact that prices are now becoming unaffordable in San Francisco and a few other cities.... Or as I mentioned earlier, the massive gap in wealth distribution. But again. Beside the point. It's great you're doing well in China. Really. But that has little to do with whether or not Silicon Valley is doing well, and as of right now it is booming. The future may be another story. All that being said, I'm aware you two are talking about software development, but I'm referring to economic impact. Two different measures of productivity. In regards to software development, I hope you guys kill it. Everybody benefits no matter who is pushing the innovation.

21. willard12 unregistered

"The moment you see Uber exit China, you know competitors are muscular over there." Chairman Mao, the Communist government is muscular over there. It's amazing that the competition in China is "muscular" there, but not so much globally. The fact that Google can't people in China isn't due to the greatness of the competition. I'd post this comment on my Chinese Facebook page but, well.... you know. Freedom of expression isn't for everyone.

23. TerryTerius unregistered

Context does often seem to be lost. China has been pretty effectively pushing certain US companies out of their market as of late.

27. Exynos88

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 26, 2016

China is the land of copycats, low quality products, illegal drug lords. Their people poisoning other people, literally. Country of cheaters and retards.

2. a.ahmadi97

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 13, 2015

I'm a Note user... and I love Samsung but I have to admit Galaxy Note7 was'nt exciting for me. Actually like chinese want the upgraded version, all others want too. Why not? So while Samsung had the power, why didn't it step forward to the new trend? __________________________________ NOTE USED TO BE NOTE... NOT S+S PEN... And to whoever says it's not, what more does Note7 have? S Pen features? They can be even brought to Note5,4 and even 3 with a software update

8. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I can agree some S-Pen features can be brought by updates, but not all especially if it's about writing/drawing (as they have diff. pressure points) That's where the word 'insulting' comes into play. :)

15. a.ahmadi97

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 13, 2015

Sure Note7 had to bring some (however small) features... Otherwise it couldn't be called a new generation of the phone. But still Note7 doesn't have the difference a year makes... It's not worth the name Note7, nor 6... Just a Note5.5 Let me say it again: I'm a BIG fan of samsung and I use and love Note series... but this time Note7 wasn't even close to what I expected from Samsung

25. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Then you expect too much, the Note series is just a bigger Galaxy S with an S-Pen, always has been. Where possible depending on availability it may receive updates relative to the Galaxy S, but in most areas it usually doesn't. Note fans are deluded.

3. Gulliver

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 18, 2013

What is clear is that competition is driving the progress / money making too. China have high performer devices on competative prices therefore they get better speced Note 7 to ensure sales. Rest the world would get whatever Samy gives ... they could have release N7 with 6GB RAM and 128GB but why would they if they can still sell the device with smaller specs and make more money on margine. This will give them "some more room for improvment" between the 2016 and upcoming 2017 Note model. Why would they make their live harder with raising the bar themselfs... And yes, this is very annoying unfortunately ... I am a Note user and it is bad news for me!

18. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

You nail everything and kudos, Huawei is firing in Europe and soon you will see a 6GB ram of Samsung device exclusive in Europe. Competition is always good.

4. IT-Engineer

Posts: 568; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

This just shows that if they wanna compete they can. But i learned my lesson the hard way since i have been buying only Samsung since the Galaxy S2. I have the bastard Note 4 which is a beautiful phone but samsung was ashamed of it and only updated it recently to 6.0. i have the Galaxy S6 and samsung updated it to 6.0 in april that is almost 8 months after MM was released. And its the international european unlocked version. I will not be buying the Note 7 neither S7 Edge. Im gonna wait for the new Nexus phones, going only Pure Google from now on, updates are important to me, and so is speed. Touchwiz still needs a lot of work, sometimes my S6 lags, if i tap on an app or browser, it takes 3-5 seconds to launch, it happens sometimes. So please no one comes and tell me Touchwiz doesn't lag since 2013. When samsung fixes their update speeds and touchwiz, then i might consider going back

11. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

I've just come from a Galaxy S6 to a OnePlus 3. The Galaxy S6 was lag free, no delays launching applications. Updates for the Samsung phones never bothered me, the updates I wanted from "marshmallow" when using the Galaxy S6 were nothing to do with the Android update, they were related the Samsung software and features.

29. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

LOL...as if pure android doesnt lag. and pure android doesnt have the special samsung gimmicks as well some like pure android, i dont LOL

5. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Seems the Chinese are more demanding when it comes to specs, good for them.

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Too bad!! The rest of the world ends up paying more for less. Not buying a Samsung phone this year, this just reinforces my conviction.

9. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

This is what happens what competition brings something more the table. Sadly it won't influence prices in Europe or the US as Chinese phones are not big sellers. Hopefully phones like the OnePlus 3 and Axon 7 will change this.

14. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Personally I eyeing on the likes of XiaoMi Max. It's has a bigger screen at one third of Note 7 price. Its spec is also decent. Anyway I am holding off till next year day dream certified phone. Not sure whether VR would be another home run success because you do need close to perfect eye sight in order to enjoy VR. This generation people eyesight are generally not great. LOL! So I better get one when it's available for my porn viewing pleasure. LOL!

24. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Each to their own, the Max looks more like a small tablet with low end specs.

30. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

dont be fooled with these low end specs. they can do just about anything a normal user needs it to do, normal as in just making phone calls, txting, social media, web browsing, emailing, photo taking/editing.

31. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I need a big screen because I actually do a lot of my computing on my phone. Ever use a remote desktop app on a 5.7 screen. Not pleasant! Fortunately, most app I use are very optimize for phone screen. I have a feeling that Mi Max could be a worthwhile device just for remote desktop app.

7. asirfaysal

Posts: 98; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

injustice part2!!

13. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

There is absolutely no point in doing this. Samsung is dead in china, we're no longer in years like 2012 when samsung dominated china and crushed the iphone and other chinese oems. People in china don't care about specs, when buying an iphone they use it as their status symbol, to show of they are wealthy. The iphone is the best selling smartphone in china, almost everywhere you go,you'd see a chinese person using an iphone. While other chinese oems are increasingly growing because of their value for money. Their products didn't have to be priced high yet have high end specs that perform excellent.

16. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Samsung isn't compete Apple in China and no intention to, Samsung is competing the Chinese OEMs who sell a hell of specs that Samsung is facing, there's no Apple on the top 3 in China and it's pointless for Samsung to aim.

17. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

First they say only for china then guess what is released in the whole world and ppl who bought the 4 GB ram variant are just f***ed

19. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

one of the good thing i like about apple is they treat the customers equally around the globe. Not only Samsung, every Android OEM releases the varients based on the targetted market. 3-4 years back all the android OEMs released flagships in India without 4G. They justified that 4G was not popular there. But they have priced the phones equal to other markets.

20. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Will it be an Exynos variant? Would the SIM slot still support MicroSD card?

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So I guess not all the rumors were wrong on specs, but I want to know why this wasn't the spec for all countries. Why is China getting the better spec'd device that most their can't even afford to buy vs in Europe or the US where we can afford to buy.

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