Samsung is used to launching multiple variants of its flagship handsets so its customers aren’t really surprised when it does come out with them. The company is due to unveil the Galaxy Note 8 next month and while it hasn’t confirmed anything about the handset as yet, a new rumor suggests that there’s going to be an “Emperor Edition” variant of the upcoming flagship which will feature 256GB of onboard storage.
The standard model of the Galaxy Note 8 is said to feature 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. Samsung is rumored to launch the Emperor Edition alongside the standard edition. The only major difference is believed to be the internal storage at this point in time.
Samsung is said to offer the Emperor Edition in its home country of South Korea initially before eventually releasing it for customers in China as well. It’s unlikely that the company is going to sell this variant outside Asian markets.
It’s possible that Samsung might offer another variant in markets like North America, Europe, and South America. This particular variant is rumored to feature 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It may cost over $1,100. All variants are going to have support for external expansion via microSD card.
None of this is set in stone just yet so take the rumor with a grain of salt. Samsung is going to officially unveil the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23rd.