The Most Capable Galaxy Note 7 to Launch in China
For this year’s model, the company managed to bring the astonishing AMOLED screen, in addition to the rear-facing 12MP Dual Pixel camera, which can be currently found on the S7 and S7 Edge.
In addition, a new iris scanner will allow you to unlock the phone simply by looking at it, while a next-generation S Pen stylus will let you take notes on the screen – even while it’s switched off. However, your Note 7 can come with different internal specs, depending on where you plan to buy it.
The Note 7 comes after Note 5, which managed to place Samsung as one of the leading companies when it comes to business-oriented phablets.
According to a post on TENAA, which is China’s wireless communications regulator, the Chinese version will come with a significant specs bump. Buyers from China will be able to get a Note 7 with a dual-SIM, 6GB of RAM, and with 128GB of internal base storage.
Anywhere else in the world, this smartphone model will feature 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. What is interesting is that this is not the first time Samsung has done this. Last year’s Galaxy Note 5 also shipped with 128GB of storage out of the box, in China only.
There are several good reasons why the South Korean tech giant is sticking to this decision. The Chinese smartphone market is unique because it has numerous local smartphone makers who sell high-end devices at mid-range prices.
Perhaps the best example is the OnePlus 3, which also has 6GB of RAM. Even though this certainly doesn’t mean that a phone with 6GB of RAM will run any faster with a phone that features 4GB or less. This is because it all comes down to RAM management features.
It is also interesting to note that something similar already happened with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, released back in March. These models feature different hardware specs in different countries.
The company’s own Exynos 8890 processor can be found in devices sold largely in Europe, while the U.S. version and other markets got a Snapdragon 820 chip. As numerous benchmark tests revealed, the Exynos-powered smartphone lacked in performance when it comes to speed, graphics, and even battery life.
Even though the Note 7 is one of the best smartphones you can currently buy, it will be interesting to wait for the Galaxy S8, scheduled for launch in early 2017. What is even more interesting is that Samsung is preparing a new Galaxy X model, which is said to feature a completely flexible display. It seems like the next year will be very interesting for smartphone buyers.
The Note 7 is already available for preorder, with worldwide launch scheduled for late August.
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