Look, I want a phablet with 6GB of RAM as much as the next person, if only for the entertainment value of having a phone with six times more RAM as my first laptop. But rumors are suggesting the fully-loaded Galaxy Note 7, which does indeed have 6GB of RAM, will be on sale in China for over $900. A grand. For a phone. Nope.
According to SamMobile, Samsung will be putting a version of the Note 7 on sale in China with 6GB of RAM. The upgrade from the stock 4GB of RAM (already a truly overkill amount of RAM for a mobile device) is necessary because other Chinese manufacturers are making devices with 6GB of RAM, and Samsung doesn’t want to lose the war of the spec sheets.
So, according to SamMobile‘s source, Samsung will launch a version with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage in China on August 28th. The price is listed as a little over $900, so if you add in the pain of importing a phone into the US from abroad, you’d be spending $1,000 to have it in your hands.
On the downside, you’d be poor. But on the upside, a Galaxy Note 7 with those internals does sound like a terrifyingly capable piece of hardware. If you’re not a frequent upgrader, and you plan on hanging onto a device for years to come, heavy over-speccing isn’t a bad way of guaranteeing that your phone will be fast well past when it should be totally dead.