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

Would you import the 6 GB RAM Note 7 if it launches as China-exclusive?
Samsung just went out and 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" - OnePlus and Vivo come to mind - 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? That is why we wanted to ask you today whether you would import one if Samsung releases it as China-exclusive.

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 it made 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.

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%

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57 Comments

1. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

My s6 with 3gb of ram is smooth like day one I wouldn't.

15. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

I have a oneplus 3 with 6GB RAM and even with heavy multitasking my RAM usage is around 2.7 GB of RAM. I think even 4GB is overkill.

42. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Please note that Samsung make there China phones on the cheap with way less quality control They may not even use fast ram and HD in the phone

45. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

Nonsense.

59. ph00ny

Posts: 2068; Member since: May 26, 2011

What are you smoking? They may have different phones for different market but they're not doing what HTC did with using inferior hardware in a same product

81. AViator

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

lol kindly make a mental note that QC is consistent whichever place you bought the phone. Thinking way ahead of Samsung, eh?

72. rkoforever90

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

my note 5 uses most of its 4gb ram, maybe touchwiz to be blamed

27. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Unless the phones will get docking capabilities in the future to be used as desktops I actually can't see the need for 6GB of RAM when desktops that do so much more operate on the amount, sometimes a little less sometimes more. They should just focus on optimizing software on all sides so that it can make best use of what's available instead of throwing junk at it because of the extra headroom. Yes, games and browsers can make use of the extra RAM but you would need to open a lot of tabs on the web or have a really complex game going on.

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

back in the day 2GB RAM galaxy s3 is exclusive in United states because that country is #1 Now extra RAM privilege swift to China. Hater gonna hate but Samsung marketing intelligence gain my support!!

7. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Jeeez, that was 4 years ago, we are in 2016....relax dude.

24. Good-Is-Better

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

I can't advice anyone to buy a Samsung phone from China. I have an A9 pro 2016 (SM-A9100). I have tried several times to root it but it wouldn't go. A message always appear during root to tell that custom binary recovery has been blocked by R/L (reactivation Lock). I don't even know what to do with the phone cos I can't use google apps in it.

80. AViator

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

WTF? lol

3. ChrisLaarman

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 12, 2016

I won't buy the S7 at all (unless my S6 breaks), but I would be prepared to take the step. (I live in the Netherlands, so my mileage may vary.)

82. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

S6 users are not much really attracted to buy an S7, nothing much changed. S5 users are the target demo here. Same as Note 5 users, typically the same as Note 7. Note 4 users have the desire to upgrade.

4. dubaiboy78

Posts: 457; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

get one plus 3 in half the price! im using it now together with my s7 edge. it was a fantastic device at affordable price!

11. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Unfortunately, the OP3 doesn't offer any of the following: - Best display available on a Smartphone - Support for HDR Video playback as offered by 4K TV sets - Gorilla Glass 5 and 80%+ screen to body design - An active digitizer pen to make serious use of its bigger screen - USB 3.1 Type C port (http://goo.gl/SFYjyC ) - Expandable storage - Best Smartphone camera photo/video/audio recording available on the market according to multiple comparisons and reviews (https://goo.gl/OcCT4p |https://goo.gl/lX2wu0 ) - Great battery life compared to the competition (https://goo.gl/JKTUHW ) - A mobile payment service that works almost anywhere - Fast and secure Iris biometric authentication for various situations, including when using the device with gloves on - Versatile software that's miles beyond the pitifully limited stock Android - Hundreds of $s worth of gifts just for using it like you already do (http://goo.gl/0FWENl |http://goo.gl/2hoRMe |http://goo.gl/0TxbVv ) - Waterproof chassis - 4x4 MIMO antenna for faster data rates, wider ranges, and better reliability ( http://goo.gl/tVxdoM ) - etc. So, it'll merely be pay less to get less in this case, so I'll pass this time. Still keeping my OnePlus One as a backup when I order my Note 7.

16. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

I had to sign in just to upvote youre comment

17. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

I definitely disagree with you in the miles ahead of stock Android part of your statement.

35. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

And that is fine. Nothing wrong with disagreeing. Stock Android to me makes a Android as boring as iOS. Sure you still have the Android benefits such as open file system, better supoort for media formats and more. Yes we are all ware that devices with stock Android can be updated faster. But I dont care about updates. My phone will continue to work and still do more than you rstock Android phoen even if you update it 5 times. In fact I can get a 4 year old Galaxy S and it will still do more than a brand new One+3. Stock has some advantages. But to me, they aren't enough for me to choose it. Plus most phones that I saw runnign stock were ugly in design. The one+3 is the first phone I actually would probably buy with stock Android. But I know I would get bored within hours of taking it out the box. There is nothign you can do with stock Android I can't do with a Samsung.

18. dubaiboy78

Posts: 457; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

But still with such huge price differnce, above features in favor of note 7 doesnt compensate that price gap!!!

22. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

The OnePlus 3 alone is $520 here in Canada, the Note 7 is $1050. Gift of a Gear Fit 2 ($250) brings that price down to $800 for the phone. Add all of the above features/enhancements and additional gifts, and the $280 difference is easily justified IMO. But to each their own...

38. dubaiboy78

Posts: 457; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Here in dubai op3 costs 400usd in comparison to note 7 to almost 900usd!!

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That's your opinion. if you liek yoru ONe+ then be happy with it. Because the fact is, if you were so confident about your purchase being betetr, you wouldnt even be here comparing it to the Note 7 or the S7 or any other Galaxy thats not in the same class. You say it isnt worth it? Maybe not to you. But its worth it to me because I'm buying it. Go take your featureless cheap costing phone and go away and play with it.I will enjoy mine as well equally. But in 3 days your phoen will be boring, while I will have days to play with every single feature. In fact, by the time I discover every single featureo n the Note, it will be time to buy the next model.

77. phillip.phillip

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

When you want to spend 900 dollars to play with a pen on your phone.

62. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

But that is an opinion. If you think things like fast charging, wireless chargjng, wireless fast charging, fastest focusing camera in the world, top display in the world, 1440p vs 1080p, expandible storage, iris scanner, larger aperture, and more....you must be high! But you are entitled to your opinion and I respect your choice. It's your money. But your laid can only apply to you. The sales on preorders likely have already exceeded all the One Plus have sold on retail.

25. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

What about -Always on display you can customize and pin s-note memo's to -Ability to play music, fast forward and rewind via the always on display without unlocking your phone. -What about fast wireless charging -Best and most VR content available -The most customizable UI ever -secure folders -worlds fast autofocus -world best low light camera -edge one handed use

31. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"-Always on display you can customize and pin s-note memo's to -What about fast wireless charging -edge one handed use" Even more handy features built-in, knew I missed something so had to include etc. at the end :P "-Ability to play music, fast forward and rewind via the always on display without unlocking your phone." The OnePlus 3 has screen-off gestures for music controls and for the flash light. "-Best and most VR content available" But that's a separate Gear VR purchase. "-worlds fast autofocus -world best low light camera" All part of what earns it "Best Smartphone camera photo/video/audio recording available on the market according to multiple comparisons and reviews (https://goo.gl/OcCT4p |https://goo.gl/lX2wu0 )" "-The most customizable UI ever -secure folders" All part of what earns it "Versatile software that's miles beyond the pitifully limited stock Android".

34. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Will you please stop trying to justify your choice to keep your OnePlus One? You're not fooling anyone other than yourself. .

40. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"Will you please stop trying to justify your choice to keep your OnePlus One?" Uhm, WTF is this one talking about?

47. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Please, like you don't know.

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