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China could get a Galaxy Note 7 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage

A lot of folks were disappointed to see that the Galaxy Note 7 doesn’t feature 6GB of RAM, despite so many rumors that said that that would be the case. Of course, it makes sense that Samsung chose to stick with 4GB of RAM, as there really isn’t any use case for 6GB of RAM in this day and age on a smartphone. Apps have only gotten leaner (and so has Android) when it comes to memory usage, and having too many background apps running in a phone is only going to be detrimental for battery life.

But that hasn’t stopped people from berating the Galaxy Note 7, and it looks like Samsung could oblige naysayers with a 6GB RAM variant of the device, at least in the Chinese market. The 6GB RAM variant can be seen listed online on the Geekbench website, and also on the Chinese Industry and Information Technology Ministry. It would also have 128GB of storage out of the box – Samsung had released a 128GB storage variant of the Note 5 in South Korea last year, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see the company throwing in 6GB of RAM for the 128GB model of the Note 7.

China, especially, would be a good choice for this variant. Chinese consumers are likely to be more critical of the Note 7 not having 6GB of RAM when manufacturers in the country are making it a feature on most of their new high-end smartphones. The OnePlus 3 is the most recent example of a phone with so much RAM from a Chinese OEM, and it wouldn’t hurt Samsung to offer a Note 7 variant with 6 gigs of memory to make sure it doesn’t lose a few customers to the extremely strong competition in the country.

Of course, it’s always possible this device won’t ever see the light of day, and all we can do is wait and see what Samsung plans to do. What do you think? Are you still hoping to see 6GB of RAM on the Note 7, or do you think the 4GB variant is enough?

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paulinelam95
paulinelam95

if note 7 has only 3500mAh, will it be practical? i thought expert battery engineers don’t recommend draining modern lithium batteries (commonly used in smartphones & tablets) from 100% down to 0% in daily usage. they recommend keeping the charge between 30% to 80% all the time to prolong the life of the lithium battery. so, in a practical sense, would a note 7 user need to recharge the phone everytime it reaches 30% battery level and unplug it when it reaches 80% ? they also say fast charging kills lithium battery faster. so, is carrying the newly released 10200mAh… Read more »

Fameer Fuddi
Fameer Fuddi

Samsung should focus on battery timing rather than RAM. Todays smartphones utilize battery much faster as compared 3-4 years ago. 4 GB RAM is enough for multitasking and high graphical games.

mattp9222
mattp9222

They need bigger specs over there to compensate for a lack of…

HeatNation
HeatNation

4 gigs of RAM is more than enough for the Note7 or any phone. Any phone that has 6gigs in this day and age is just a marketing ploy.

TheSparda
TheSparda

Oneplus 3 with 6 gb ram and the latest patch that addresses their ram management issue, is now a beast with app switching while samsung phones still have ram management issues at 4 gb ram. Note 7 has even more features than the s7, and that takes up ram as well. They have clearly shown that they couldn’t optimize their software all these years, but they want to keep adding more features on top of that. For such a company, they better add more RAM since optimization is not in their blood….

TheSparda
TheSparda

Let me get this straight… Samsung is selective in releasing phones when customers complain to them about stuff and lawsuits are concerned? Chinese consumers complain about bloatware, and they removed the bloatware, but gave the rest of the world more bloatware, and chinese phone makers put 6 GB RAM in their phones, and to give them a good impression, samsung might do the same? Seriously!?!? Where is the consistency, sammy? You will only “wake up” when people are vocal and lawsuits are concerned, but ignore it when it is not much of an issue for you elsewhere? We have been… Read more »

azalucel
azalucel

Samscum put locked bootloaders on all s7 models in america only, even the hong kong version which has a snapdragon processor was unlocked….watch them do the same with the ram this time around….they really need to stop hating america so much

naranova7
naranova7

When Galaxy S3 was released with 1gb of ram rather than 2 or 3, it was said that 1 is more than enough. As it was obvious, that shortage of ram became that phone’s doom. Same goes in this case and this phone will too face ram issues and therefore they must release that 6gb version, not only there but also worldwide.

WP00
WP00

Back in 2012, 2GB of RAM was basically unheard of, and that became the gold standard for almsot 2 years until 3GB started becoming standard in late 2014/2015. The Snapdragon variant ultimately got that amount of RAM simply because Samsung wanted to give customers who were missing out on the quad-core fun because of LTE. And what they say about 1GB of RAM being not enough is ultimately BS: KitKat was designed to run on devices with half that RAM, 512MB. If it wasn’t running well, it was lack of optimization, not because the hardware wasn’t good enough.

LilFace
LilFace

When they gone drop that ugly rose gold for regular gold but that blue and gold N7 sexy only thing that makes me want it over my regular gold S6E+ and when they gone improve the front camera already??? And why is the IR blaster still MIA

sammay69
sammay69

Eh what!? How can other markets get better specs such as more ram and higher storage. Shouldn’t all markets get the same specs

maccyb
maccyb

The Note7 doesn’t have more ram or a higher spec in other markets. This is just speculation, and click bait.

maccyb
maccyb

This is getting boring now. As an experienced Linux/Unix programmer I can tell you that 6gb of ram on a smartphone is an unnecessary waste as it won’t be used and will drain battery more. Companies use the optimum ram to run their phones. 6gb is either 1. a marketing ploy (maybe Samsung will do it to sell in China, who knows) or 2. As with some phones, extremely bad and inefficient optimization results in it using more ram than necessary which ironically will not speed up the phone and may even slow it down. Don’t worry and don’t be… Read more »

madennique
madennique

After hearing this I’ve decided not to buy the Note 7 here in Canada. They can’t even make a White variant but they are will to upgrade another country with a different variant. If this is so. I’m not pleased. Glad I haven’t bought my Note 7 after all.

superg05
superg05

this is rumor and speculation

friss
friss

Stop making different variants of the same devices! Be standardise across all note7!

sanayp
sanayp

Why as Apple is more popular in China?

valskie01
valskie01

i prefer bigger battery than bigger ram. 4gb ram is more than enough for multi tasking

agyawusu2012
agyawusu2012

Are some markets better than others? If note 7 has 4gb of ram it should be like that for all markets and variants. Samsung must learn to create a unison of devices and should stop releasing same devices with conflicting specs

mantaka
mantaka

I’am ok with 4GB. At least I usually upgrade phone in 2-3 years so I think it will be plenty for 2 years for me.

dineshdotcom2000
dineshdotcom2000

I would love to BUY 6GB RAM Version NOTE 7 in INDIA. Hope this should not be a fake news for China. If it goes with 6GB in china then we can hope for other countries. I will not buy NOTE 7 version below 6 GB RAM. Or else I’ll wait for one more year.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Not at all necessary. My S6 edge+ has 4GB of RAM and it’s rarely failed to keep an app open that I’ve been using and want to get back to. I’d have liked the Vulcan API because the graphics aren’t as good. But I’ve not had problems with ram management

j2001m
j2001m

That’s because Samsung limited ram management due to battery size, not the case with the new models, but 6gb uses way more battery

redgumtv
redgumtv

A larger battery would be more practical.

donnieg3004
donnieg3004

I feel with 6GB variant, at least Note 7 would feel to be high spec-ed than the predecessor.