China’s Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Brings None of the Rumored Surprises

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

There have been talks of a special edition of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 being lined up for the Chinese market. The rumor mills claimed that the Korean tech giant was planning to unveil a huge 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant in the most populous country in the world, however, this has somehow remained to be mere rumors.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was unveiled at the beginning of this month after months of speculations. Initially, things like a 4K display unit, 6GB RAM, dual-lens camera, 256GB storage and many others were a common talk, however, none of them materialized when the phone was finally unveiled. Not giving up, the rumor mill kept on with stories of a premium version of the Galaxy Note 7 being lined up for the Chinese market in a bid to compete with the many handsets in the market that boast similar specs.

While many people outside China may be happy with a Galaxy Note 7 that has a RAM of 4GB and 64GB of onboard storage, the locals of this country have already seen devices that pack up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage, for example. With this in mind, it was thought that Samsung will take a similar direction in order to match the local competition and even beat it. However, Samsung surprised many when the same 4GB RAM and 64GB storage option was unveiled in the country.

Galaxy Note 7

Similarities between the Chinese variant and U.S. variant of the Galaxy Note 7 are all over. In fact, the two regions have been supplied with the same model, which is powered by a Snapdragon 820 SoC that is paired with an Adreno 530 GPU. Pre-orders for the Chinese model are already open and will go on until the first day of September. As for the pricing, the phone costs an amazing $898. Surprisingly, a reported figure of over 1 million had already pre-ordered this Galaxy Note 7 handset in the region in just two hours following its launch. Does this mean that the Chinese market is less concerned about the specs that never came to be or is it that they only want to get their hands on the new handset?

Well, only time will tell. Still, don’t be surprised if Samsung goes ahead and releases a 6GB RAM Galaxy Note 7 variant in the region at some point in the future.

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