The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 may be available with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB on-board storage — but only in China.
The Korean smartphone maker officially announced the phablet on Aug. 3. Many smartphone fans were expecting to see the Galaxy Note 7 with 6 GB of RAM. But the company left many customers disappointed, as the phablet apparently runs on 4 GB of RAM.
However, it seems that Samsung has another Galaxy Note 7 model in the works, and it will have 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB internal storage. This model was spotted on the GeekBench website, which hints that it may head to China.
The demand for devices running on 6 GB of RAM has increased in the last few months. Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus announced the OnePlus 3 with 6 GB of RAM in June this year. Reports suggest that the company is also working on a smaller version of the phone dubbed OnePlus 3 mini, which will also include 6 GB of RAM.
ZTE's Nubia Z11, as well as the Axon 7, also packs in 6 GB of RAM, including LeEco Le Max 2 and ZUK Z2 Pro are some other smartphones out there. Taiwanese company Asus launched the ZenFone 3 in May that has 6 GB of RAM.
A mobile phone with 4 GB of RAM is significantly quick in itself, and users should not face problems multi-tasking on the device. However, it seems that higher capacity RAM on top-end phones has become a norm, especially in China.
All devices in the Galaxy Note series have been welcomed well in the tech space, but it is likely that Samsung may lose some customers due to the absence of 6 GB of RAM in the Galaxy Note 7. Simply put it, Samsung's latest flagship may face competition from rivals that offer smartphones with 6 GB of RAM.
In 2015, the handset maker launched the Galaxy Note 5 with 64 GB of storage capacity. Samsung launched a 128 GB model — but exclusivey for South Korean customers.
A 128 GB Galaxy Note 7 may not be big news for customers as the phablet comes with a microSD card slot (absent in the Galaxy Note 5), which can be used for expanding the storage capacity up to 256 GB.
As exciting as it sounds, though, Samsung has not confirmed any detail about the 6 GB RAM model of the Galaxy Note 7. It is also likely that the handset may not be launched at all.
Samsung will hope that the absence of 6 GB of RAM in the Galaxy Note 7 will be overshadowed by the presence of other top-end specs and new features.