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Samsung Officially Launches Galaxy Note 7 in China

Samsung Unveils Its New Galaxy Note 7

(Photo : Getty Images) Attendees gather around display tables to view the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone during a launch event for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. has officially launched its flagship Galaxy Note 7 in China and is now accepting pre-orders, the smartphone giant said on Saturday.

The Galaxy Note 7 launched in China has some different features from the versions of the device being sold in other markets such as Europe, the United States, and South Korea. Instead of the rumored 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, Samsung launched it with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of flash memory storage.

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"We will try to win the hearts and minds of Chinese people with an advanced marketing strategy, not with competition on specs," a representative from Samsung said.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 will also sport an iris recognition feature and upgraded S pen for better writing and drawing.

"More sophisticated artistic expression has become possible as the size of the S Pen's tip is smaller," according to an official from Samsung.

The Galaxy Note 7 sold in the US and China is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, and not the Exynos 8890 found on the version of the device sold across the world, GSM Arena reported. The Galaxy Note 7 released for the Chinese market also has a quad-core CPU and Adreno 530 graphics processing unit.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 also boasts of Gorilla Glass 5, a dual-curved 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display, IP68 certification, and a 3,500 mAh battery.

The Galaxy Note 7 would go on sale next month at 5,998 yuan ($897).  Samsung said it received more than 1 million registrations in just after hours after the device went on sale.

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