A benchmark result from Geekbench and a listing over at the Chinese Industry and Information Technology Ministry both point to a Galaxy Note 7 model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Slightly different memory configurations for an Asian market wouldn’t be a first for Samsung, last year a 128GB Note 5 was launched in South Korea.
It’s not entirely clear why Samsung would want to launch a model with additional RAM and storage in China. The extra memory is unlikely to improve performance in any meaningful way, but perhaps the company believes that Chinese consumers would be more susceptible to the marketing leverage. After all, the Chinese OnePlus 3, LeEco Le Max 2, and the Vivo Xplay 5 Elite all offer 6GB/128GB memory options. So there is likely pressure to keep up with the spec wars to maintain Samsung’s reputation as a high-end manufacturer.
Of course, this far from confirms that Samsung is actually going to launch a 6GB Galaxy Note 7 model, we still have to wait for an official announcement. Even so, do you feel that a 6GB Chinese model would undermine the 4GB version that the rest of the world will see?