Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is a pretty high-end smartphone, offering specs list a 5.7-inch 2560x1440 display and Snapdragon 820 processor. However, it looks like China may get an even more high-end version.
A entry for the Galaxy Note 7 in China’s TENAA regulatory database shows that that particular model, SM-N9300, has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. To compare, the Note 7 announced earlier this month by Samsung has 4GB Of RAM and 64GB of storage.
Samsung hasn’t made any official announcements about this beefed-up Note 7, but D.J. Koh, head of Samsung’s mobile division, appears to have confirmed that such a model is in the works. When asked about this upgraded Note 7, he said, “It is true that we are reviewing the rollout of a new tablet with 128 gigabyte built-in memory in China because Chinese companies are aggressively doing marketing with high-capacity memory.”
There are some phones on the market with more RAM and storage than the Note 7. For example, ZTE has announced a version of the Axon 7 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and devices like the OnePlus 3 and ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe are available with 6GB of RAM. By the sound of things, Samsung is prepping a higher-end Note 7 to help their latest flagship better compete in China. It’s unclear when or if this Note 7 will launch in any other countries, but I’m not sure that I’d hold my breath waiting for it.
Do you think that the Note 7’s 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage is sufficient? Or do you think Samsung should offer the upgraded (and presumably more expensive) 6GB/128GB version of the Note 7 in all regions?