The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was officially launched at the 7 Unpacked event held in New York few days back sporting just 4GB RAM, thus dispelling rumors that Samsung has upgraded to 6GB RAM size on the Note 7. However, that rumor seems to still have some life in it, as a recent TENAA listing showed what should be the China edition of the Galaxy Note 7 having a combination of 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
The TENAA records showed the device with model number SM-N9300 received TENAA’s certification on August 4 with just a few other details outlined. This seem to correspond with a Geekbench posting which also listed the device with the same model number equally packing 6GB of RAM.
The rumors of an upgrade to 6GB RAM by Samsung was elicited by the unveiling of a 10nm 6GB RAM by the Korean mobile giant earlier this year, but we had thought that was one for the future. Reason being that apps are getting leaner, so also is Android and a larger RAM which offers tons of apps running on the background could only mean a faster battery drain time.
Moreso, we didn’t see the 6GB RAM on the US version and the Korean version also has 4GB RAM as exposed in the leaked box casing just before the unveiling of the phone. But then, this version with 6GB RAM is headed for the Chinese market where competition is rife and competitors have started shifting to 6GB of RAM on top-end models in order to outwit each other. The OnePlus 3 is already blazing the trail on that aspect and so it won’t be a bad idea if Samsung offers a 6GB RAM version onthe Note 7 at least to ensure it doesn’t lose a few customers to the extremely strong competition in the country.
The Galaxy Note7 was launched with features such as a 3D glass and metal unibody design with IP68 ratings for water and dust resistance, a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED curved dual edge display, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, Octa-Core Exynos 8890 (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad), 64 bit, 14 nm processor / Snapdragon 820 chipset (region based), 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB (UFS 2.0) internal storage capacity, up to 256GB with microSD card expandable storage, Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), Hybrid Dual SIM, a 12-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, a 3500mAh battery, 4G LTE and S Pen stylus.
This should come as a cheering news to those who were disappointed that Samsung had skipped upgrading to 6GB of RAM on the Galaxy Note 7.