Samsung Confirms Plan to Launch Galaxy Note 7 with 6GB RAM and 128GB Storage in China

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 11 Aug 2016

Galaxy Note 7

Earlier this month, a slightly upgraded version of the Galaxy Note 7 with 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage passed through Chinese certification body TEENA. This led to speculations that the Korean company would be launching an upgraded version of the Note 7 only in China.

The head of Samsung Electronics’ mobile division Koh Dong-jin has now confirmed that the company is indeed planning on launching an upgraded version of the Note 7 in China. Dong-jin says that Chinese companies are heavily promoting their phone with high amount of storage and RAM. So, to make sure that Samsung is not left behind its Chinese competitors at least in terms of marketing, the company will be launching a special variant of the Note 7 in the country with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage space.

Many customers in Samsung’s home market, South Korea, are disappointed by this move from the company. Koh said that the company will accept “diverse opinions from various regions and also consider whether that move will disappoint Korean consumers.”

Talking about the Iris scanner on the Note 7, Dong-jin said that it is the “safest security technology” at the moment since it cannot be reproduced. He also downplayed a recent Samsung Pay hack that was demonstrated by hackers saying that it is not possible to carry out that hack in reality.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is currently available for pre-orders in most parts of the world and will hit the retail stores on August 19th.

[Via Korea Herald]