Samsung’s mobile division’s president Koh Dong-jin has confirmed to the Korea Herald that the company is “reviewing” the launch of a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 variant with increased memory capacity in China exclusively in order to compete with local manufacturers.
When asked about rumours of the 6GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage Galaxy Note 7 variant, which was recently spotted on Chinese telecommunications certification site Tenaa, Koh said, “It is true that we are reviewing the rollout of a new tablet with 128 gigabyte built-in memory in China because Chinese companies are aggressively doing marketing with high-capacity memory,” Koh said, reports Korea Herald.
However, Koh has also admitted that it is also considering that such a move might end up disappointing its South Korean consumers, according to the report.
Samsung might be willing to take the risk despite this, as the company’s sales have continuously declined in China and only a device with top-notch specifications will be able to give the company a fighting chance for domination in the aggressive market – that also happens to be the largest smartphone market in the world.
The South Korean consumer electronics giant on Thursday launched its Galaxy Note 7 in India and the phone has been priced at Rs. 59,900. The phone will become available in the country from September 2 in Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium, and Black Onyx colour variants.
Pre-bookings for the phone will be starting from August 22 and will last till August 30. The company has already specified that units will be available in limited quantities during this period. Also, as a pre-booking offer (up till August 30), users can get the new Gear VR at a discounted price of Rs. 1,990.