The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was officially unveiled last week, the latest phablet that came with 4GB and 64GB internal storage by default.
Not long after, rumors swirled that there could be other variants coming with higher memory and storage. It turns out that all those rumors were true.
The reason behind the bumped specs for this Samsung Galaxy Note 7 variant is aimed at fabricating a device for the Chinese market. It all has to do with the high memory storage, as explained by Samsung Mobile’s Koh Dong-Jin via the Korea Herald.
“It is true that we are reviewing the rollout of a new tablet with 128-gigabyte built-in memory in China because Chinese companies are aggressively doing marketing with high-capacity memory,” said Koh.
Giving OnePlus and Xiaomi some competition?
China houses other brands which have grown in popularity. These are brands like OnePlus and Xiaomi, two brands gaining global attention.
Both are armed with high specs but are more affordable compared to top tier brands like Samsung and Apple. With the new variants, the question now is whether Samsung has plans to offer them outside China.
For now, Koh and company will play it by ear. They will listen to opinions and before deciding on the bigger variants for other markets, including the Korean market.
With no promise, the focus is China. With the country housing several local phones that offer bigger specs, Samsung is trying to find a way to penetrate the China smartphone market.
Aside from the 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage, other specs the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 comes with include a 5.7-inch HDR curved screen display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 823/ Exynos 8893 SoC, a 12 MP main camera and a 3,500 mAh battery.
It is IP68 certified (dust and waterproof), armed with advanced biometric security and the traditional S Pen.