6 GB RAM variant of Galaxy Note7 spotted on TENAA

Samsung announced the Galaxy Note7 earlier this week. As expected, the device came with 4 GB RAM along with Exynos 8890 SoC. While many were expecting a 6 GB RAM variant as well, Samsung decided to go only with the 4 GB RAM variant. However, Chinese consumers might be in for a treat as 6 GB RAM variant of the Note7 has appeared on TENAA.


The listing for Galaxy Note7 carrying model number SM-N9300 has been modified on Chinese certifying authority TENAA’s website. The listing shows a memory change. The RAM and internal storage have both been bumped up by Samsung with the Note7 now featuring 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. Well, it’s highly possible that this variant will only be restricted to the Chinese market in order to compete with phones like OnePlus 3 and Le Max2 which offer 6 GB of RAM at an affordable price.


The Galaxy Note7 with the same model number i.e., SM-N9300 has also appeared on Geekbench which confirms 6 GB RAM. The device is also listed with Snapdragon 820 SoC and runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The device also has an impressive score of 2312 and 5474 points in single and multi-core tests respectively.

In some regions (including India), Samsung will be offering the Note7 with Hybrid SIM slot. Well, what that means is that you can either use two SIM cards, or, use one SIM card and expand the storage up to 256 GB if you want. No wonder Samsung has bumped the internal storage to 128 GB on the 6 GB RAM variant as it might not have provision to expand the storage.

Samsung may not bring the 6 GB RAM variant to other markets and will only concentrate in China as it is the largest market. After all, Samsung wouldn’t want people in China to judge the Note7 because it has only 4 GB RAM, because as we said, the Chinese people already have options like OnePlus 3 which offer the best value for money without compromising with overall performance.

By the way, how much RAM does your smartphone have?

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