Considering how few questions were left unanswered leading up to the official Galaxy Note 7 introduction last week, everybody expected everything laid out in the open off the bat. Full specifications, including regional differences, precise release dates, price tags, the whole shebang.
But Samsung waited until today to confirm, for instance, that Canada will be receiving a Snapdragon 820 Note 7 configuration on August 19. Interesting turn of events, given the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge up north are powered by Exynos 8890 processors.
The US of course remains faithful to flagship Samsung phones with Qualcomm chips under the hood, China possibly being the third and final market an SD820 GNote 7 is headed for. Speaking of, the local-only 6GB RAM/128GB ROM variant reportedly begins shipping on September 2 following a short pre-order period kicked off August 26, setting you back CNY 6,088, or roughly $915.
The “entry-level” 4 gig/64 gig config, meanwhile, is rumored to cost the equivalent of 850 bucks (5,688 Yuan), though we’re afraid you’ll have to wait and see if this questionable intel pans out.
Lastly, at least for now, there’s news out of Taiwan, with the Galaxy Note 7 adding 20,000 units pre-ordered in 24 hours to Korea’s two-day 200K tally. Looking ahead, analysts expect the phablet to sell in half a million copies on Taiwanese shores, up around 20 percent from the Note 5.