Samsung Galaxy Note 7 prices in China released, start at an eye-watering £650!

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is already up for reservations but given that buyers in the UK are still in the dark as to its pricing, recent indications from China should give us an idea on how much the phablet will cost in the UK.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is retailing at around £650 in China but may cost a bit more in the UK.

Apart from the standard Galaxy Note 7 with 4GB of RAM which Samsung will be selling worldwide, the company is also offering a 6GB RAM variant in China which is significantly costlier than the regular Galaxy Note 7. In China, the regular Galaxy Note 7 is retailing at 5688 Yuan which is equivalent to £658, but given that shipping costs will be involved, the device' pricing in the UK is expected to be a bit higher than that.

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As for the 6GB RAM variant, Samsung is charging customers 6088 Yuan which is equivalent to £705 as per present market rates. Given that Samsung has not offered this variant to buyers in the UK, we will be able to buy only the 4GB RAM one with 64GB of standard storage.

We already know how successful Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have been since their launch, shoring up Samsung's quarterly sales to a record high. But in Korea, pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 7 have reportedly touched 200,000 units in just two days, twice than the numbers of Galaxy S7s pre-ordered in the first 48 hours. Korean buyers who are pre-ordering the device will also get a Gear Fit 2 activity tracker for free. While we aren't sure of the pre-order numbers in the UK, what we know is that those who pre-order the Galaxy Note 7 before the end of the month will get a brand new Gear VR headset for free. However, if you want to buy the Galaxy Note 7 after trying it out first hand, you will have to wait till August 19 when the device will be released globally.

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In Europe, Galaxy Note 7 will be available with an Exynos 8890 processor, the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, 4GB of RAM, a powerful 3,500 mAh battery and 64GB of storage. If you need to save all your music and videos in the phone, the Note 7 further takes a MicroSD card as well. Like Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phones, Galaxy Note 7 also comes with Dual Pixel 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel cameras.

In terms of security, Galaxy Note 7 offers a two-way authentication mechanism to keep your data secure. Apart from a fingerprint scanner, it is the first Note device to launch with an Iris scanner which is considered more secure than the former. Using the Iris scanner, not only will you be able to unlock the phone but will also be able to authorise NFC payments.

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