While the world awaits the official Galaxy Note 8 unveiling at the upcoming Unpacked event in New York City on Aug. 23, Samsung is already hard at work in creating a special edition for the highly anticipated smartphone.
The Galaxy Note 8 is expected to have 64 GB of internal storage and 4 GB of RAM, but the version that Samsung is working on will further improve those already-impressive specifications.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Emperor Edition Specs
According to Ice Universe, a well-known Weibo tipster, Samsung is working on a version of the Galaxy Note 8 that will be known as the Galaxy Note 8 Emperor Edition.
The leaker initially stated that the special edition Galaxy Note 8 will have 256 GB of internal storage and 8 GB of RAM but later revised his claim to the same internal storage but with only 6 GB of RAM.
With 6 GB of RAM, the Galaxy Note 8 Emperor Edition will match up with competitors such as the OnePlus 5, negating one of the few advantages of rival smartphones. In addition, with 256 GB of internal storage and support for up to 256 GB of expandable memory, the Galaxy Note 8 Emperor Edition will be the first Samsung smartphone to offer up to 512 GB of storage to users.
Samsung's work on the Galaxy Note 8 Emperor Edition is not unprecedented, as the company released a premium Galaxy S8 in South Korea that doubled the base Galaxy S8's internal storage from 64 GB to 128 GB and increased the RAM from 4 GB to 6 GB.
However, the improved specifications will only further add to the already high expected price tag of the Galaxy Note 8. With its premium specifications and features, the Galaxy Note 8 price is expected to go as high as $1,000, so the Galaxy Note 8 Emperor Edition could fetch a price of as high as $1,200.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Emperor Edition Coming To The US?
Samsung fans who are already looking forward to getting their hands on the Galaxy Note 8 Emperor Edition might want to control their excitement, though, as the smartphone is only expected to launch in South Korea before heading its way into China.
Customers in North America, South America, and Europe can instead expect a version of the Galaxy Note 8 with 128 GB of internal storage and 6 GB of RAM. The smartphone is expected to cost over $1,100, with no information on when it will be released to the market.
However, until the Galaxy Note 8 Emperor Edition is officially announced, Samsung fans could still hope that the special smartphone will arrive in the United States.