While?Samsung?s Galaxy Note 7 has already garnered impressive reviews from across the globe, we are now hearing that a top-end variant of this handset is in the offing.
The head of Samsung Mobile, Koh Dong-jin, was part of the recent launch event scheduled in Seoul. This is where he confirmed the existence of a Galaxy Note 7 variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage space.
When asked about whether this handset will be China-specific, he apparently said the demand from this country is high for such top-end variants. In fact, local Chinese brands offer much bigger storage capacity and hence, it makes perfect sense to offer such a variant. However, Samsung will consider releasing this Galaxy Note 7 variant in other regions after gauging the demand,?The Korea Herald noted.
The?demand for the 64GB variant is very high to the level that some launch events have been postponed to handle the obligation at hand. To top it off, the South Korean tech giant has also brought the microSD card slot back to facilitate expansion.
On that note, Samsung will be checking with the carriers to understand the prospect of such a top-end model in various regions. Following this, a decision will be made by the company officials.
?We will accept diverse opinions from various regions and also consider whether that move will disappoint Korean consumers,? he noted.
In the same event, Samsung representatives noted that the iris scanner, part of the?Note 7, is very powerful and secured. Samsung has reportedly partnered with some local banks to help make the transition of iris scanning technology in the mobile banking services as easy as possible.
Apparently, the Korean consumers will be able to make use of the iris scanner to log into websites or to make transactions using mobile banking services from August 19 onwards. Samsung is reportedly working to simplify the certificate verification, one-time password and security of cards specific to mobile banking services.
In the U.S., Samsung is apparently working with Citibank, Bank of America and the U.S. Bank to help make them adopt the new iris technology to cater to the mobile banking needs of the Galaxy Note 7 users.
About Galaxy Note 7 release date, the?64GB variant will hit the store shelves in North America on August 19.