In a strange turnaround that contradicts its earlier statements, Samsung has launched Galaxy Note 7 in China with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, as opposed to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The company had put to rest earlier rumours saying it was indeed considering launching a higher memory and storage variant for China.
To recall, Samsung Mobile President Dong-jin Koh confirmed earlier this month that the company was “reviewing” the launch of a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 variant with increased memory capacity in China exclusively in order to compete with local manufacturers. At that time however, Koh did say the move may end up disappointing customers in other markets including South Korea – it seems the company has decided to honour these sentiments.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in China has been launched with similar specifications to the rest of the countries except for the fact that smartphone will be carrying a Snapdragon 820 SoC, just like the US, instead of the Exynos 8890 SoC that is present in the variant shipping to almost all other regions.
The Galaxy Note 7 will be available in China from September 1 and will cost CNY 5,988 (roughly Rs. 60,200). The smartphone has generated a serious interest in the country as it received more than a million registrations (note: not pre-orders) in less than two hours, as reported by Playful Droid.