Samsung officially launched the Galaxy Note 7 one week after it was shipped in other markets. It was announced on August 26 and released on September 1. Despite rumors to the contrary, China got the same 4GB RAM version of the Galaxy Note 7. A statement from Samsung China has confirmed that the inventory sent for customers in China uses batteries from a different supplier which is why the Galaxy Note 7 recall does not affect customers in the People’s Republic. Customers elsewhere have not been that lucky so they will either have to get a replacement or a refund, depending on how they feel about the Galaxy Note 7 now that the issue has been acknowledged and a recall has been issued.