Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 7 at its grand event in New York, putting a lid on the rumours once and for all. The 6GB of RAM buzz turned out to be untrue, and the Galaxy Note 7 was seen sporting 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM alongside 64GB of inbuilt storage. However, a new listing on certification site Tenaa hints that the Chinese market could very well get a 6GB of RAM/ 128GB inbuilt storage variant.
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A lot of critics were disappointed that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 did not feature the heavily rumoured 6GB of RAM. However, this new leak brings back hope at least for the Chinese market. This new variant will come with a hybrid SIM slot if the users wish to expand the storage further, and corollary to that is that the 128GB model will help alleviate the inability to insert an SD card if using a second SIM in the card slot.
Releasing a 6GB of RAM variant makes sense for the Chinese market as competitors like OnePlus 3 boast of 6GB of RAM as well. Samsung wouldn’t want to lose customers in the world’s largest smartphone market because of its less memory offering. However, it is important to note that the Samsung China website lists the 4GB RAM / 64GB storage variant on its site, and there is no official word on this new 6GB RAM variant from Samsung.
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As for India, Samsung is expected to host an event on August 11, where it is largely expected to launch the Galaxy Note 7. The biggest highlight of the Galaxy Note 7 is its iris scanner, and it is the first smartphone from Samsung with such a feature. It also sports a dual edge display, and an improved S Pen with IP68 dust and water resistance.
The Samsung India website lists the 4GB RAM variant with 64GB inbuilt storage. It offers a 5.7-inch QHD dual-edge Super Amoled display, ‘Dual Pixel’ 12-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, a 3500mAh battery, and NFC support. As with previous top-end Samsung launches, the smartphone is expected to be launched in its Exynos 8890 variant in India, instead of the Snapdragon 820 one.