Disappointed that Samsung’s latest high-end smartphone has just a measly 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage? Don’t worry. Samsung’s mobile chief DJ Koh says a 6GB/128GB variant is coming.
There’s just one catch: it’ll only be available in China.
Update: The Galaxy Note 7 has been launched in China, and at least for now, it seems to only be available with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
In an interview with the Korea Herald, Koh confirmed that a model with more memory and storage will be coming to China soon.
Why is China the only market that will get that model? Because it’s the only market where Samsung needs those kinds of specs to be competitive.
It’s not like you really need more than 4GB in an Android phone. That’s how much most of today’s top-tier phones from big-name companies has, and most phones on the market have less memory than that. There are still plenty of companies cranking out phones with 2GB or less, so there’s little reason for app developers to create apps that require more memory.
Of course, the more RAM you have, the better your multitasking performance is likely to be… and the more future-proof your phone is likely to be. But in 2016, 4GB is still pretty respectable.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s other specs aren’t bad either: the phone has a 5.7 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel display with dual curved edges, S-Pen support, a microSD card slot, a USB Type-C connector, an Iris scanner, a 12MP rear camera and 5MP front camera, and an IP68 water and dust resistant case.
In the US the phone features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, while customers in other markets will get a model with a Samsung Exynos 8890 processor.
via Android Police