Exactly one week ago, we reported that a variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage was spotted in TENAA’s database, which is China’s certification body. Recently, Samsung’s head of mobile business, Koh Dong-jin, has confirmed that such a variant does exist, but it will only be available in China.
According to Koh, the smartphone market in China is dominated by devices with high-capacity memory. Hence, Samsung is considering to release the 6GB variant of the Note 7 in the country to stay competitive. “We will accept diverse opinions from various regions and also consider whether that move will disappoint Korean consumers,” Koh said.
Needless to say, limiting the roll out of certain Galaxy Note 7 variants to a specific country may not sit well with consumers, especially for those who need a lot of storage space. However, the microSD card slot of the Note 7 is a simple solution to this issue, although there are certain limitations to this.
Based on Koh’s statement on the matter, it appears the company is remaining vague on whether or not this variant of the Galaxy Note 7 will be China-exclusive. Hopefully, this means that the device will be launched outside of China sometime in the future, although it will most likely carry a premium price tag as well.
(Source: The Korea Herald)