Samsung Galaxy Note 7 release date: 6 GB RAM variant confirmed for China release


Samsung recently confirmed one of the rumors about its newest flagship phablet device, the Galaxy Note 7 that the device would indeed be having a new variant, one that sports more random access memory (RAM) at 6 GB and also more built-in storage worth 128 GB.

The new Galaxy Note 7 variant was confirmed by Samsung Mobile president Koh Dong-jin. The company executive said that they would indeed be releasing an even more powerful variant of the device but it would only be coming for users in China at least for the meantime. The president explained the choice to release it in China, rather than in its home market, South Korea.

“It is true that we are reviewing the rollout of a new tablet with 128 gigabyte built-in memory in China because Chinese companies are aggressively doing marketing with high-capacity memory,” Koh said. “We will accept diverse opinions from various regions and also consider whether that move will disappoint Korean consumers.”

However, no release date was given for the 6 GB variant of the Galaxy Note 7.

In other news, sales and pre-orders for the new flagship phablet have been delayed at least for some parts of the world where the Galaxy Note 7 has yet to be released. However, this is not due to some kind of internal problem or the device itself having unforeseen problems.

Rather, according to GSMArena, it is actually due to “unprecedented demand for the smartphone in the world.” As such, the Galaxy Note 7 would be delayed particularly in Russia and Ukraine. Pre-ordering the device was initially set for Aug. 16, with actual sales starting on Sept. 2. Due to the high demand for the device elsewhere, release was delayed in order for Samsung to produce enough stocks for the upcoming releases in time. Now, pre-orders in the said countries would begin on Sept. 7, with sales opening on Sept. 30 instead.