According to the Korea Times, analysts have noted that the phone is doing well in China thanks to the fact that Samsung had customised the device for China-specific needs. Amongst other things, Samsung came up with a unique color line-up of blue, gold and black unlike in other markets.
Samsung has noticed that Chinese customers showed a favorable response to the Note 7. The Chinese seem to like iris scanning too. The company is mulling over a plan to introduce a model which has 128GB internal storage – double the standard model's 64GB.
"There are needs for bigger storage in China. Hence, we think of marketing the Note 7 with 128GB storage. The final decision has yet to be made, though,"a Samsung official said.
Samsung is banking on the fact that along with the recently-launched Galaxy S7, the Galaxy Note 7 will increase its market share in China's premium segment while the Galaxy C sells more briskly in the mid-tier sector.
Samsung had total control of the Chinese market for years until home grown manufacturers nudged past it in the third quarter of 2014.