Jack Hobbs, 17 Mar 2017And you think that's worth top dollar for just 2yrs when you upgrade to something you think is... moreQuestion was not about should upgrade or should not upgrade. Off course it's not worth a upgrade but surely it's different than s7 edge
Shamesung wont have a messy spec sheet for a specific device. Doubtful that it will give china 6gb and let the rest of the world have 4gb
techlover1, 17 Mar 2017I think that unfortunately the rumor is true, but i hope that i'm/ it will be wrong. Because t... moreIf I'm Samsung I would do such a thing for the sake of business purposes. Other country not important. China is the most important. Focus on China alone because they really are extreme specs junkies. More so than you and the rest of the world. You have no idea how competitive China is. Over 10 smartphone brand are from china with similar specs. Samsung dont have the financial budget to distribute the same thing to every country. They rather do some major cost cutting. Its cheaper this way. Profitable? No, this is also a loss for them due to unable to fit the global demand. Their parent company not in a good shape anyway. Not a good time to show off too much. Look at the big picture. Dont just look at it from your selfish perspective as a consumer that assume all the company that dont give what you want is evil.
jesse.clark, 17 Mar 2017I don't think Samsung will do such thing, everyone wants a 6gb phone in 2017, having different... moreSorry to say but in pure financial terms it makes a lot of sense. China is a massive market so what they lose per unit they more than make up in pure numbers. Also factor in that China is a far more competitive market so I'm afraid it makes a lot of sense. Basically the rest of the world gets what Samsung can get away with in the name of profit.
The ideal for the smooth running system would be 6 gigas. Then comes those tests on the internet and the one of losing in speed. Not that it is important for me, but it does not look good for the most anticipated system.
Oven, 17 Mar 2017This happens many times. Samsung marketing their phones with high end snapdragon chip, Sony se... moreExynos is faster than snapdragon. All tests show so. Only problem is the low ram. So snapdragon with higher ram would beat low ram exynos. But high ram exynos would beat all!
I think a mistake gives Samsung if this is true. Samsung is the largest memory manufacturer in the world. Moreover in several tests in the internet the S7 loses in speed for the one plus 3T that counts on 6 giga
This happens many times. Samsung marketing their phones with high end snapdragon chip, Sony sensor and high amount of ram. What we get is Exynos, samsung sensor and lower amount of ram all with higher price. Time to look to other brands.
Expect Samsung fanboys to come here and tell us (troll?) that 4GB is "enough" and nobody would ever need more, and it is actually a blessing that Samsung discriminates and probably sells the worldwide edition for more despite having less.
Then I would point to them the phonebuff and C4etech speed tests, showing 6GB phones being quite faster in everyday performance due to ram caching and eventually (of course) I expect to get null answer, as there is really no answer.
In short this is shameful. I understand that Samsung wants to grow in China and given the competition there they have to offer more. But why not offer more to the west as well? Samsung used to top the hardware competition or not once. Anybody remember Note 3? 1080p , best camera, removable storage/battery, best SoC and RAM of the time (SD80 + 3GB). Why is it OK for Samsung to actually charge more for less these days?
Especially given that they show that their phones can be as stacked as they used to bE?
I think that unfortunately the rumor is true, but i hope that i'm/ it will be wrong. Because this is absolutely not fair for the international fans/customers, etc. The excuse of Samsung is that the Chinese customers are a sort of specs junkies, but who said that we internal fans/customers are not specs junkies like the Chinese? ?? The fact is just for some extra profit from us, the international customers, and because China is the most populated country and because the Chinese companies, that they are making a great success in China and in all around the world, like Huawei, Xiaomi, OnePlus, ZTE, and so on. So the bottom line is that it is just a deception/profitable excuse from Samsung against us, USA & EU customers, to make some more profit from us. But obviously i hope that this time everything (the rumors ) will be wrong/ the opposite & so that we too, will have the same variant as China, 6GB or 4, hopefully it will be the/a 6GB RAM, more better! Haha.
I don't think Samsung will do such thing, everyone wants a 6gb phone in 2017, having different processors is ok but extra 2GB ram to just Chinese customers? Doesn't make sense.
Anonymous, 17 Mar 2017Dude!! Just compare screen ratio. Screen resolution! No home button on front. 30% faster s... moreAnd you think that's worth top dollar for just 2yrs when you upgrade to something you think is better round the corner? It's a phone for christ sake, 2yrs time you will get less than half the value trade in, Realy it's a must have I want it That's it and the end of Day!
Benny, 17 Mar 2017Why bother Samsung making same s7...can anyone tell me where is difference between s7 and s8Dude!! Just compare screen ratio. Screen resolution! No home button on front. 30% faster single core performance n 50% faster multi core performance n 60% faster gpu! 6.2 inch screen. 8mp front camera vs 5.
Pay top dollar for a phone knowing that it will have a better version in another country. Not shaping up to be an attractive proposition, Samsung.
Chinese government demands hundreds of backdoors and apps for data mining, citizen monitoring and censoring, all those stuff eats an extra RAM that would make 4GB of the international/US model lag, that's why only the chinese model will have an extra 2GB of RAM.
bigly, 17 Mar 2017The true beast, the king of kings phones right there. Where?! I couldnt see it...