Galaxy Note 7 gets launch date and price tag in India, 6GB RAM variant for China nearly confirmed

Samsung is working against the clock to get all its ducks in a row and launch the Galaxy Note 7 worldwide ahead of the iPhone 7/6SE announcement in early September. But it’s not only up to the Korean tech giant’s manufacturing and distribution channels.

Demand is already exceeding supply in certain smaller Asian markets, with domestic pre-orders characterized as strong, and North American interest also likely to both please and trouble Samsung.

It was therefore wise to schedule the dual-edged phablet’s European commercial release for September 2, and it now appears on that same day shipments will kick off in another key territory for the 5.7-incher and the OEM’s general financial health.

We’re talking of course about India, where pre-sales have just been unveiled to begin on August 22, the following week netting Galaxy Note 7 buyers in the region a hefty discount on the new Gear VR. No freebies, unfortunately, and the phone itself seems a tad overpriced, at 60,000 rupees, or around $890.

India-based Samsung fans would have every reason to be pissed if China indeed gets a Note 7 variant on steroids, with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage instead of 4 and 64, at a little over $900. Speaking of, Samsung Mobile head Koh Dong-jin finally admitted to Korean press the limited rollout of a 128 gig model is being “reviewed.” No words on 6GB RAM, but the good news is Koh “will accept diverse opinions from various regions”, which hints at an ultimate expansion outside China.

Sources: Fonearena, Korea Herald

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