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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Debuts in China, With 4 GB RAM, Not 6 GB Like Rumored

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was expected to debut with a newer generation CPU compared to the S7 and with 6 GB of RAM, but those were all pre-launch rumors. It ended with the same CPU and RAM as the S7 and then after its debut new rumors said it would get the extra RAM, but only in a Chinese version. And this week the device came to China, but without extras, which are probably kept for that leaked Batman version.


It’s available in China with 4 GB of RAM and the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU as the US version. Other parts of the world are getting the Exynos 8890 chipset and the rest of the specs stay the same including, 5.7 inch Super AMOLED Quad HD screen, stylus and 3500 mAh battery. It would appear that the phone is “trying to win the hearts and minds of Chinese people with advanced marketing, not specs”, according to a Samsung official.

Sold in China for $897 starting with next month, the device has already received over 1 million reservations in just hours after being offered on preorder. In the meantime, there’s still a 6 GB RAM Note 7 to consider, with 128 GB of storage, but that’s a special Batman version that leaked this month. It has golden accents, a Batman logo and a cool virtual keyboard.