Before the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was officially introduced, rumors had it that the flagship will be released in two main variants, one powered by 4 GB of RAM and the other relying on 6 GB of RAM instead. Needless to say, the Galaxy Note 7 presented on stage in New York City earlier this month was equipped with 4 GB of RAM, not unlike all the models currently available for pre-order. However, last week a mysterious Samsung Galaxy Note 7 variant rocking 6 GB of RAM was spotted in TENAA’s database (China’s equivalent to the FCC) rekindling old rumors and fueling new ones, and today the Korean tech giant actually confirmed the existence of a Galaxy Note 7 with 6 GB of RAM on-board.
According to The Korea Herald, during the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launch event in Seoul earlier today the company’s president of mobile business Koh Dong-jin confirmed that a different variant based on its latest flagship phone will be released in China. “It is true that we are reviewing the rollout of a new tablet with 128 GB built-in memory in China because Chinese companies are aggressively doing marketing with high-capacity memory”. Unsurprisingly, this variant will be equipped with 6 GB of RAM as opposed to 4 GB, and will take advantage of 128 GB of internal storage instead of 64 GB. However, no other details have been revealed, so it’s safe to assume that beyond more RAM and on-board storage, the upgraded variant meant for the Chinese market will sport the same hardware internals as the variant released in the rest of the world. This includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 system-on-chip or an in-house Exynos 8890 chipset, a microSD card slot allowing for an additional of 256 GB of external memory, a 12-megapixel main camera with an f/1.7 aperture and 1/2.5-inch sensor, a 5-megapixel front-facing sensor, and of course, a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button, along with iris scanning technology for what Koh Dong-jin describes as “the safest security technology at the current level”.
Although no pricing details have been revealed in regards to the beefier Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in China, recent rumors have explored the possibility that the device will be accompanied by a price tag of $914. In South Korea, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage will officially be available for 988,900 Korean Won which translates to roughly $899 at today’s conversion rate.