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The overkill Galaxy Note 7 you wanted might launch in China

Published Aug 7th, 2016 9:00AM EDT
Galaxy Note 7 6GB RAM 128GB Storage
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The majority of Galaxy Note 7 leaks that preceded the official announcement indicated the phone would have a tremendous amount of RAM on board, 6GB to be specific. That’s certainly overkill when it comes to smartphones, and we’ve already seen at least one company come out with a smartphone packing 6GB of RAM that did worse in real-life tests than the Galaxy S7 edge and the iPhone 6s, all for the sake of conserving battery life.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 has 4GB of RAM on board, matching the Galaxy S7’s specs. That should be sufficient for most smartphone users. But those fans who want a Galaxy Note 7 with even more RAM on board might find it in China.

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According to regulatory documents filed with the Chinese Industry and Information Technology Ministry, the Samsung SM-N9300 might be the device in question. In addition to the 6GB of RAM, this Galaxy Note 7 flavor might sport 128GB of built-in storage, or double the amount available on regular versions

As SamMobile points out, Samsung has done this sort of thing before. Last year’s Galaxy Note 5 shipped with 128GB of storage out of the box in China.

This year, Samsung might be looking to compete better against local smartphone makers who sell high-end devices at mid-ranged prices in China. That’s the case with the OnePlus 3, which has 6GB of RAM, a phone that Samsung beat in real-life performance test before OnePlus updated with a better RAM management feature.

That said, there’s nothing official from Samsung to confirm that a Galaxy Note 7 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is on its way to China. But if Samsung does release it, you will probably not find it anywhere else.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.