Samsung May Not Release Galaxy Note 7 6GB RAM Variant

Samsung Announced the Galaxy Note 7 earlier this month. The device has 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. Samsung produces powerful flagship devices. But the Korean company is facing stiff competition from Chinese companies, which are focusing on large storage and RAM. In that light, Samsung confirmed that a better Galaxy Note 7 was on its way to China.

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Samsung Electronics’ Mobile Head casts doubt on the release of the 6GB RAM/128GB ROM Note 7 variant.

On Thursday, Samsung Electronics’ Mobile Chief Koh Dong-jin made a statement that the 6GB RAM/128GB ROM variant of the Note 7 might not launch, after all, reports the Korean Herald. Koh, in a launch event for the Note 7 in Seoul, Korea, said: “It is true we are reviewing a roll out for a new tablet with 128GB built-in memory in China because Chinese companies are aggressively doing marketing with high capacity memory.”

Koh went ahead to explain that the company was collecting diverse opinions from various regions about the upgraded version of the Note 7. Samsung’s concern here is that the move might upset Korean consumers. The Note 7 will be available for purchase to Korean customers from August 19. The device is available in silver titanium, gold platinum and blue coral.

Is it fair that Samsung plans to launch a powerful Note 7 to China alone? Let us know what you think.

  • Nostromo

    The Economy of Scale. If the ‘Sung is worried over being eclipsed in the Chinese market then they ought to have fielded a 6 Gig/128 Gig version from the get-go. Many clamored for the 6/128 combo dating to the earliest discussions on tech-site message boards (some clamored for even higher specs) but the ‘Sung seemed to turn a deaf ear. I’m watching closely as we’re just days away from seeing the pre-ordered Note 7s enter the shipping pipeline.

    Next month LG sends the V10’s successor into the marketplace. As the V10 came with 64 gigs of built-in storage I am betting that for 2016 we will see 128 gigs of built-in memory become the global standard for flagship devices. Do any of these manufacturers actually listen to what consumers want or run focus groups during the product development stage? I wonder.

    • George Gitogo

      Definitely, Samsung is worried about its feeble position in the Chinese market. I agree, they should have the 6GB/128GB variant already. We can only wait to see if other Android vendors will bring us the 128GB ROM or the 6GB RAM in flagships.